Journal article

Therapeutic designed poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) cylindrical oseltamivir phosphate-loaded implants impede tumor neovascularization, growth and metastasis in mouse model of human pancreatic carcinoma

Michael Hrynyk, Jordon P Ellis, Fiona Haxho, Stephanie Allison, Joseph AM Steele, Samar Abdulkhalek, Ronald J Neufeld, Myron R Szewczuk

Drug Design, Development and Therapy | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2015


Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) copolymers have been extensively used in cancer research. PLGA can be chemically engineered for conjugation or encapsulation of drugs in a particle formulation. We reported that oseltamivir phosphate (OP) treatment of human pancreatic tumor-bearing mice disrupted the tumor vasculature with daily injections. Here, the controlled release of OP from a biodegradable PLGA cylinder (PLGA-OP) implanted at tumor site was investigated for its role in limiting tumor neovascularization, growth, and metastasis. PLGA-OP cylinders over 30 days in vitro indicated 20%-25% release profiles within 48 hours followed by a continuous metronomic low dose release of 30%-50% OP..

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