Twenty-three patients with inoperable skeletal tumors were treated with intraarterial cis-platinum prior to attempted surgery. The antitumor effect of intraarterial cis-platinum was monitored clinically by radiologic imaging techniques and, whenever possible, evaluated histopathologically by examination of surgical or biopsy tumor specimens. Objective responses were noted in 12 patients (52%) and included 2 complete, 7 partial and 3 less-than-partial remissions lasting from 14 to 70 weeks. Limb-saving surgery or hemipelvectomy became subsequently feasible in four and one patients respectively. Preoperative intraarterial cis-platinum is a safe procedure which might be used effectively in combination with other, more conventional postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy against skeletal tumors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research