Intracarotid chemotherapy with a combination of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU), cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (cisplatin), and 4'-O-demethyl-1-O-(4,6-O-2-thenylidene-beta-D-glucopyranosyl) epipodophyllotoxin (VM-26) in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.

@article{Stewart1984IntracarotidCW,
  title={Intracarotid chemotherapy with a combination of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU), cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (cisplatin), and 4'-O-demethyl-1-O-(4,6-O-2-thenylidene-beta-D-glucopyranosyl) epipodophyllotoxin (VM-26) in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.},
  author={David J. Stewart and Zvonimir Grahovac and Brien G. Benoit and David Addison and Michael T. Richard and Jean M Dennery and Herman Hugenholtz and Norman Russell and Eric Peterson and J. A. Maroun},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={828-33}
}
Thirty-seven patients with intracranial primary or metastatic tumors were treated with an intraarterial combination of BCNU, cisplatin, and VM-26 to determine the efficacy, toxicity, and maximal tolerated doses for the combination. A transfemoral fluoroscopic approach was used to catheterize temporarily the internal carotid or vertebral artery. Thirteen of 19 (68%) evaluable primary brain tumors and 9 of 16 (56%) evaluable brain metastases responded. The response rate was lower in patients… CONTINUE READING

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