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Emerging delivery systems to reduce doxorubicin cardiotoxicity and improve therapeutic index: focus on liposomes.
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PMID:  25415656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Anthracyclines are powerful anticancer agents and among the most important tools in the chemotherapy armamentarium of medical oncologists. They are approved for use in the treatment of a broad variety of solid and hematologic neoplasms. However, the usefulness of these agents, particularly doxorubicin, the most widely used anthracycline, is limited by considerable toxicity, especially damage to the cardiac muscle, which is cumulative and mostly irreversible, restricting extended use of this drug. In the last 30 years, extensive research with a variety of drug-delivery systems has attempted to overcome this limitation, with clinical success mostly confined to liposome formulations. Liposomal doxorubicin, and particularly pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, has shown significant pharmacologic advantages and an added clinical value over doxorubicin. Here, we review the mechanisms of action and toxicity of doxorubicin, and ways to reduce toxicity, with a focus on liposome-based drug-delivery systems.
Esther Tahover; Yogita P Patil; Alberto A Gabizon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anti-cancer drugs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5741     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Drugs     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100823     Medline TA:  Anticancer Drugs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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