A metastatic model of human colon cancer has been previously established using orthotopic onplantation of histologically intact in tissue nude mice. In this study, effects of immunochemotherapy using OK-432, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C (MMC) on Col-2-JCK, a human colon cancer xenograft, were evaluated using this model. When 5-FU and MMC were administered without OK-432, liver metastases were not reduced even at maximum tolerated doses of both drugs, although cecal tumor growth was significantly reduced. On the other hand, when combined with OK-432, both 5-FU and MMC reduced liver metastases with synergistic reduction of cecal tumor growth, demonstrating the potential of combining immunotherapy with chemotherapy against metastases.
|出版ステータス||Published - 1993 1月 1|
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