Seven patients with advanced colon cancer, refractory to conventional chemotherapy, and malignant disease confined to the intra-abdominal space received a total of 24 consecutive courses of ip 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU). 5-FU 1000 mg was administered in 2 L of warm (37°C) dialysate daily for five consecutive days every 28 days. 5-FU concentrations in serum, peritoneal fluid and urine were measured by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). The mean disappearance half-life of 5-FU from the peritoneal fluid was 1.6 hours with a mean permeability area product (PA) of 22.4 ml/min. The mean peritoneal AUC was 450±165 times greater than the mean serum AUC. Ip 5-FU treatment is well tolerated, can be safely administered on an outpatient basis and produces a significant pharmacological advantage over conventional routes of administration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Issue number||4 B|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research