Quaternary ammonium-melphalan conjugate for anticancer therapy of chondrosarcoma: in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies

Cartilage tumours present ongoing therapeutic challenges due to their chondrogenic extracellular matrix that potentially hampers drug delivery, their low percentage of dividing cells, and their poor vascularity. In this context, and based on the affinity of the quaternary ammonium moiety for proteoglycans (PG), we developed a strategy that uses the… (More)