[Cytokine in cancer chemotherapy--clinical trials of IL-3, IL-11 and thrombopoietin against thrombocytopenia].

Clinical trials of IL-3, IL-11 and thrombopoietin (TPO) against chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia were reviewed. Many clinical trials of IL-3 were conducted, which increased the platelet nadir counts and improved the recovery from thrombocytopenia at a dose of 5 micrograms/kg/day for 7 to 14 days. Major side effects, fever and headache, were tolerable. The combination with G-CSF was also examined. IL-11 improved the platelet nadir counts and the recovery from thrombocytopenia at a dose of 50 micrograms/kg/day for 14 days. Adverse events of IL-11 were general fatigue and edema, which were mild. Phase I/II studies of TPO were conducted, which showed a marked increase of platelet counts and improvement in recovery from thrombocytopenia. A few patients experienced mild thrombo-embolism. Improved QOL and survival benefits in the evaluation of these cytokines must be demonstrated.
AuthorsS Kudoh, M Yamada
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy (Gan To Kagaku Ryoho) Vol. 25 Issue 2 Pg. 171-6 (Jan 1998) ISSN: 0385-0684 [Print] JAPAN
PMID9474925 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Interleukin-11
  • Interleukin-3
  • Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
  • Thrombopoietin
  • Carboplatin
  • Paclitaxel
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols (adverse effects)
  • Carboplatin (adverse effects)
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung (blood, drug therapy)
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Clinical Trials, Phase II as Topic
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (administration & dosage)
  • Humans
  • Interleukin-11 (administration & dosage)
  • Interleukin-3 (administration & dosage)
  • Lung Neoplasms (blood, drug therapy)
  • Paclitaxel (adverse effects)
  • Platelet Count
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Thrombocytopenia (chemically induced, therapy)
  • Thrombopoietin (administration & dosage)
  • United States

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