Cytosine arabinoside (ara-C) is a component of many protocols for the treatment of acute leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphomas in humans. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of ara-C in a myeloablative regimen in a cohort of canine lymphomas with bone marrow involvement. Seventeen dogs were enrolled. Eight were treated with a VCAA-based protocol (Group 1) and nine with the same regimen added with ara-C (Group 2). Ara-C was administered on a 5-day schedule as an i.v. continuous infusion at the dose of 150 mg m(-2) per day for five consecutive days. During treatment complete remission (CR) was achieved in two dogs in Group 1 and in eight dogs in Group 2. CR rate was significantly higher in Group 2 (P < 0.01). Median survival was 72.5 days (range 6-174) in Group 1 and 243 days (range 73-635) in Group 2. Survival was significantly longer in Group 2 (P < 0.001). Both protocols were well tolerated, with a low incidence of adverse events. Ara-C added to a VCAA-based protocol appears to be safe and beneficial in dogs with stage V lymphoma. Incorporation of the nucleoside analogue might be crucial for the development of future therapeutic strategies in dogs.

Cytosine arabinoside in addition to VCAA-based protocols for the treatment of canine lymphoma with bone marrow involvement : does it make the difference? / L. Marconato, U. Bonfanti, D. Stefanello, M. R. Lorenzo, G. Romanelli, S. Comazzi, E. Zini. - In: VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1476-5810. - 6:2(2008 Jun), pp. 80-89.

Cytosine arabinoside in addition to VCAA-based protocols for the treatment of canine lymphoma with bone marrow involvement : does it make the difference?

D. Stefanello;S. Comazzi
Penultimo
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2008-06

Abstract

Cytosine arabinoside (ara-C) is a component of many protocols for the treatment of acute leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphomas in humans. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of ara-C in a myeloablative regimen in a cohort of canine lymphomas with bone marrow involvement. Seventeen dogs were enrolled. Eight were treated with a VCAA-based protocol (Group 1) and nine with the same regimen added with ara-C (Group 2). Ara-C was administered on a 5-day schedule as an i.v. continuous infusion at the dose of 150 mg m(-2) per day for five consecutive days. During treatment complete remission (CR) was achieved in two dogs in Group 1 and in eight dogs in Group 2. CR rate was significantly higher in Group 2 (P < 0.01). Median survival was 72.5 days (range 6-174) in Group 1 and 243 days (range 73-635) in Group 2. Survival was significantly longer in Group 2 (P < 0.001). Both protocols were well tolerated, with a low incidence of adverse events. Ara-C added to a VCAA-based protocol appears to be safe and beneficial in dogs with stage V lymphoma. Incorporation of the nucleoside analogue might be crucial for the development of future therapeutic strategies in dogs.
Ara-C; Bone marrow involvement; Cytosine arabinoside; Dog; Lymphoma; Stage V
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