Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 63–69 | Cite as

In vitro activity of taxol and taxotere in comparison with doxorubicin and cisplatin on primary cell cultures of human breast cancers

  • Wainer Zoli
  • Alberto Flamigni
  • Giovanni Luca Frassineti
  • Paola Bajorko
  • Franca De Paola
  • Carlo Milandri
  • Dino Amadori
  • Anna Gasperi-Campani


Thein vitro activities of taxol and taxotere in comparison with cisplatin and doxorubicin were assessed in 30 primary tumor cultures from human breast cancers. Both taxanes were much more potent than cisplatin and doxorubicin. Taxotere was 3.1; 296, and 9.6-fold more cytotoxic than taxol, cisplatin, and doxorubicin respectively. The cytotoxic activity observed in our experiments confirms the potential clinical relevance of the two taxanes in the management of breast cancer.

Key words

clonogenic assay primary human breast cancers taxol taxotere 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wainer Zoli
    • 1
  • Alberto Flamigni
    • 2
  • Giovanni Luca Frassineti
    • 1
  • Paola Bajorko
    • 2
  • Franca De Paola
    • 2
  • Carlo Milandri
    • 1
  • Dino Amadori
    • 1
  • Anna Gasperi-Campani
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyG.B. Morgagni-L. Pierantoni HospitalForliItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Oncologico RomagnoloForliItaly
  3. 3.Interdepartmental Center for Research on CancerUniversity of BolognaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Experimental PathologyUniversity of BolognaItaly

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