Preclinical and phase I clinical studies with the nonclassical antifolate thymidylate synthase inhibitor nolatrexed dihydrochloride given by prolonged administration in patients with solid tumors.

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PURPOSE A phase I, multicenter trial of the thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibitor THYMITAQ (nolatrexed dihydrochloride; Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, San Diego, CA) given by 5-day continuous infusion was performed to establish the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and to investigate pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor effects. METHODS In vitro and… (More)

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