By Emil Frei III (auth.), K. Hellmann, T. A. Connors (eds.)
The overseas Society of Chemotherapy meets each years to check growth in chemotherapy of infections and of malignant illness. every one assembly will get higher to surround the extension of chemotherapy into new components. In a few cases, enlargement has been quick, for instance in cephalosporins, pen icillins and mix chemotherapy of melanoma - in others gradual, as within the box of parasitology. New difficulties of resistance and untoward results come up; relief of host toxicity with no lack of antitumour job by way of new ingredients occupies broad cognizance. the enhanced effects with melanoma chemotherapy, es pecially in leukaemias, are resulting in a better occurrence of serious an infection in sufferers so handled, pharmacokinetics of gear in common and diseased matters is receiving expanding recognition in addition to comparable difficulties of bioavailability and interactions among medications. in the meantime the assault on many of the significant bacterial infections, corresponding to gonorrhoea and tubercu losis, which have been one of the first infections to consider the effect of chemotherapy, nonetheless stay significant global difficulties and are actually lower than assault with new brokers and new equipment. From this vast box and the 1,000 papers learn on the Congress we've produced complaints which replicate the range and vigor of study during this very important box of medication. It used to be impossible to incorporate all the papers awarded on the Congress yet we now have tried to incorporate so much facets of cur lease development in chemotherapy.
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31 Leukotoxic action. The therapeutic use of alkylating cytostatics is limited by their leukotoxicity. Therefore the development of compouns of low leukotoxicity is an essential requirement for further progress in antitumour chemotherapy. This important problem can be elucidated quantitatively in terms of danger coefficient. Table 6 shows the probability of leukotoxicity of curative doses of the 3 oxazaphosphorine derivatives to be considerably smaller than that of the direct alkylator chlormethine N-oxide and in addition they still appear to have certain differences in potency.
Therefore the most effect1ve means of fighting cancer is to prevent it. For this purpose we must know its possible causat1ve agents, their action, when and where they become dangerous, and how people can be protected against them. Even 1n the control of infectious diseases, prophylaxis through modern hygiene has proved to be the most effective instrument. The carcinogenic agents are particularly dangerous, because they also exert mutagenic and teratogenic effects, and therefore the most essential task of preventive medicine is to use every possible means for the realization of our scientific knowledge to the benefit of mankind.
The pharmacotherapeutic development of cyclophosphamide from chlormethine via chlormethine N-oxide does not only reveal the considerable reduction of toxicity (LD 50 value, danger coefficient for the leukotoxic action) and the marked increase of the therapeutic index, but also the pronounced reduction of carcinogenicity. The pharmacotherapeutic advance becomes even more conspicuous if the carcinogenic effect is not only related to the absolute dose (as a percentage of the LD 50), but if the single-dose curative effect is also taken into account.
Chemotherapy: Volume 7 Cancer Chemotherapy I by Emil Frei III (auth.), K. Hellmann, T. A. Connors (eds.)