Intravesical Chemotherapy and Chemohypherthermia in Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder
Cancer; An Overview on Drug Administration Technologies and Pharmacokinetics
Campodonico F, Di Stasi S, Lev GM, Terrone C, Bongiovanni L, Mattioli F, Pagliarulo V and Introini C
Current Drug Metabolism, 2017
Despite the widely adopted international guidelines’ recommendations, and recent clinical trials of device-assisted chemotherapy instillations showing markedly enhanced recurrence-free survival compared even to the standard of care, clinicians and pharmacologists are not familiar with the in-depth physical aspects, pharmacokinetics and systemic absorption of chemotherapeutic drugs following their intravesical
administration. This paper gives a comprehensive review covering various aspects of different treatments with intravesical drugs.
Device-assisted therapies have set a goal to potentiate the drug’s effect and efficacy. The Radiofrequency-Induced Thermochemotherapeutic Effect (RITE) and the Electromotive-Drug Administration (EMDA) are the two most relevant modalities used to increase the activity of intravesical chemotherapy.
This new published study examined whether RF-CHT (using Synergo system) results in higher MMC drug tissue concentrations as compared to cold MMC instillation.
Intravesical radiofrequency induced hyperthermia enhances mitomycin C accumulation in tumour tissue,
F. Johannes P. van Valenberg, Antoine G. van der Heijden, Rianne J. M. Lammers, Johannes Falke, Tom J. H. Arends, Egbert Oosterwijk & J. Alfred Witjes
International Journal of Hyperthermia
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