Intensified cancer chemotherapy by induction of hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes as a trial for the treatment for stomach cancer
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- Fujimoto, S., Itoh, K., Tazawa, T. et al. The Japanese Journal of Surgery (1980) 10: 27. doi:10.1007/BF02468643
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Studies of an intensified chemotherapy of FT-207, combined with MMC, have been under way since April 1977 in the First Department of Surgery of Chiba University Hospital and five closely related hospitals. These studies were performed on 114 patients with curative stomach cancer. The 114 patients received intravenously 0.4 mg/kg and 0.2 mg/kg of MMC on the operation day and the next day, respectively, and then intravenously 800 mg of FT-207 daily from the 10th postoperative day until discharge, followed by oral administration of FT-207, 600 mg, for more than 1 year after discharge. The 114 patients were divided into two groups. Half of the patients received 100 mg of phenobarbital and 30 mg/kg of glutathione for the purpose of induction of hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes (induction group). Significantly higher levels of serum 5-FU released from FT-207 were observed in the patients of the induction group when compared to those of the control group. However, there was no statistically significant difference in survivals at both 12 and 24 months after operation between both groups.