DOSE INTENSIFICATION BY THE SIMULTANEOUS USE OF RHG-CSF AND ANTICANCER CHEMOTHERAPY
Affiliations: THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV HOSP,DEPT ORTHOPED SURG,PHILADELPHIA,PA 19107.
- Published online on: February 1, 1995 https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.6.2.329
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We have studied the simultaneous administration of rhG-CSF with doxorubicin, the latter given by continuous infusion either intra-arterially or intravenously, in a group of patients with various sarcomas. This has enabled us to substantially increase the dosage intensity of doxorubicin with a marked decrease in both hematologic and oral toxicity. While the data concerning anti-tumor activity is preliminary we believe that this combination has been responsible for a substantial increase in the effectiveness of doxorubicin in controlling the sarcomas. No adverse effect from combining doxorubicin given by infusion with rhG-CSF has been noted to date.