Taurolidine improves survival by abrogating the accelerated development and proliferation of solid tumors and development of organ metastases from circulating tumor cells released following surgery.

@article{Costa2001TaurolidineIS,
  title={Taurolidine improves survival by abrogating the accelerated development and proliferation of solid tumors and development of organ metastases from circulating tumor cells released following surgery.},
  author={Maria Aparecida L da Costa and Henry Paul Redmond and David J. Bouchier-Hayes},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2001},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={111-9}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical trauma is partly responsible for enhancing tumor growth through a variety of mechanisms that are still not fully elucidated. The use of perioperative immunostimulants may modulate these effects. This study examined the effect of administration of taurolidine after laparotomy or laparoscopy on the growth of solid tumor, the establishment of hepatic and lung metastases, and effects on natural killer (NK) and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cell function. METHODS B16… CONTINUE READING