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Triazenes: Therapeutic Considerations and Perspectives

  • G. Cartei


Since the first reports on the synthesis of triazenes at the end of last century, triazenes received a certain attention by chemists. The demonstration that phenyl- and imidazole-dimethyltriazenes caused antitumor effects in laboratory animals led to a wider examination of the biological and pharmacological properties of this class of compounds. As a result of these earlier studies, DTIC has entered the clinical practice as an antitumor agent active against malignant melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, APUD cell tumors, and it has also been used less frequently on other solid tumors.


Soft Tissue Sarcoma Metastatic Malignant Melanoma Bacillus Calmette Guerin Advanced Malignant Melanoma Budd Chiari Syndrome 
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  • G. Cartei
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  1. 1.Divisione di OncologiaOspedale Civile di Udine Piazza Santa Maria della MisericordiaUdineItaly

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