The aim was to investigate whether intra-arterial infusion of chemotherapy improves response to treatment in unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer. We treated 14 patients (pts) with intra-arterial chemotherapy. Arterial catheters were placed via percutaneous access. Treatment schedule was: 5-FU and mitomycin-C on day 1 every 21 days. Six pts also received from day 3 for 5 days, a continuous intra-arterial 24-hr infusion of interleukin-2 (IL-2). We had only one case of toxicity drug-related > grade 2 (neutropenia). We observed 2 partial response (PR) and 5 stable disease (SD). Median time to disease progression (TTP) and median survival (OS) were, respectively 4 and 15 months.
|Title of host publication||I supplementi di Tumori : official journal of Società italiana di cancerologia ... [et al.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|