Optimizing a novel regional chemotherapeutic agent against melanoma: Hyperthermia-induced enhancement of temozolomide cytotoxicity
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion
This study, the first to examine the interaction between hyperthermia and temozolomide, shows a strong, synergistic antitumor effect when hyperthermia is combined with temozolomide for regional treatment of melanoma confined to an extremity. The mechanism of this synergy seems to be through an augmentation, by hyperthermia, of the antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of temozolomide.