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Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1994;34(3):261-5.

Phase I and pharmacokinetic evaluation of floxuridine/leucovorin given on the Roswell Park weekly regimen.

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Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263.


A phase I and pharmacokinetics study was carried out of floxuridine (FdUrd) modulated by leucovorin (LV) given on the Roswell Park regimen (LV given at 500 mg/m2 by 2-h infusion and FdUrd given by i.v. push at 1 h after the start of LV infusion, treatment being given weekly x 6). The dose-limiting toxicity was diarrhea; the MTD and recommended dose for phase II studies was 1,650 mg/m2 per week of FdUrd. The dose-response curve was steep, with 3/3 patients treated at a dose of 1,750 mg/m2 developing grade IV diarrhea. With this schedule there was no significant mucositis. Pharmacokinetic parameters showed very wide interpatient variability. Plasma decay was biphasic with a t1/2 beta of approximately 2 h. Plasma clearance was high (> 200 1 h-1). No correlation between pharmacokinetic parameters and toxicity could be identified.

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