Journal article

Effect of thalidomide on colorectal cancer liver metastases in CBA mice

J Daruwalla, M Nikfarjam

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thalidomide has undergone resurgence in the treatment of specific malignancies. One of the possible actions of thalidomide may be an antiangiogenic effect. This study investigates the effects of thalidomide on tumor growth and long-term survival in a murine model of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS: Liver metastases were produced in male CBA mice by intrasplenic injection of a dimethyl hydrazine induced MoCR colon cancer murine cell line. Thalidomide was administered daily at doses ranging from 50 to 300 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection. Tumor growth was assessed using quantitative stereological analysis. The effect on long-term survival was determined at the maxim..

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