Inhibition of the growth of human colon cancer xenografts by polar solvents.

The effects of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and N-methyl-formamide (NMF) on the growth of two human colon cancer cell lines xenografted in nude mice were assessed. Toxicological studies with mice heterozygous for the nu/nu gene showed that with both compounds the limiting organ toxicity was hepatic. The 10% lethal doses for DMF and NMF given i.p. daily for… CONTINUE READING