A cell-cycle phase nonspecific alkylating antineoplastic agent. It is used in the treatment of brain tumors and various other malignant neoplasms. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p462) This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
A class of drugs that differs from other alkylating agents used clinically in that they are monofunctional and thus unable to cross-link cellular macromolecules. Among their common properties are a requirement for metabolic activation to intermediates with antitumor efficacy and the presence in their chemical structures of N-methyl groups, that after metabolism, can covalently modify cellular DNA. The precise mechanisms by which each of these drugs acts to kill tumor cells are not completely understood. (From AMA, Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p2026)
An antineoplastic agent. It has significant activity against melanomas. (from Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed, p564)
A semisynthetic derivative of PODOPHYLLOTOXIN that exhibits antitumor activity. Etoposide inhibits DNA synthesis by forming a complex with topoisomerase II and DNA. This complex induces breaks in double stranded DNA and prevents repair by topoisomerase II binding. Accumulated breaks in DNA prevent entry into the mitotic phase of cell division, and lead to cell death. Etoposide acts primarily in the G2 and S phases of the cell cycle.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
An alkylating nitrogen mustard that is used as an antineoplastic in the form of the levo isomer - MELPHALAN, the racemic mixture - MERPHALAN, and the dextro isomer - MEDPHALAN; toxic to bone marrow, but little vesicant action; potential carcinogen.
An enzyme that transfers methyl groups from O(6)-methylguanine, and other methylated moieties of DNA, to a cysteine residue in itself, thus repairing alkylated DNA in a single-step reaction. EC 2.1.1.63.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
Precursor of an alkylating nitrogen mustard antineoplastic and immunosuppressive agent that must be activated in the LIVER to form the active aldophosphamide. It has been used in the treatment of LYMPHOMA and LEUKEMIA. Its side effect, ALOPECIA, has been used for defleecing sheep. Cyclophosphamide may also cause sterility, birth defects, mutations, and cancer.
Transplantation of an individual's own tissue from one site to another site.
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
Benign and malignant central nervous system neoplasms derived from glial cells (i.e., astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymocytes). Astrocytes may give rise to astrocytomas (ASTROCYTOMA) or glioblastoma multiforme (see GLIOBLASTOMA). Oligodendrocytes give rise to oligodendrogliomas (OLIGODENDROGLIOMA) and ependymocytes may undergo transformation to become EPENDYMOMA; CHOROID PLEXUS NEOPLASMS; or colloid cysts of the third ventricle. (From Escourolle et al., Manual of Basic Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p21)
Small containers or pellets of a solid drug implanted in the body to achieve sustained release of the drug.
A pyrimidine nucleoside analog that is used mainly in the treatment of leukemia, especially acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia. Cytarabine is an antimetabolite antineoplastic agent that inhibits the synthesis of DNA. Its actions are specific for the S phase of the cell cycle. It also has antiviral and immunosuppressant properties. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p472)
A malignant disease characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and general lymphoid tissue. In the classical variant, giant usually multinucleate Hodgkin's and REED-STERNBERG CELLS are present; in the nodular lymphocyte predominant variant, lymphocytic and histiocytic cells are seen.
A malignant form of astrocytoma histologically characterized by pleomorphism of cells, nuclear atypia, microhemorrhage, and necrosis. They may arise in any region of the central nervous system, with a predilection for the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, and commissural pathways. Clinical presentation most frequently occurs in the fifth or sixth decade of life with focal neurologic signs or seizures.
An inorganic and water-soluble platinum complex. After undergoing hydrolysis, it reacts with DNA to produce both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA. The cytotoxicity of cisplatin correlates with cellular arrest in the G2 phase of the cell cycle.
The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
An antitumor alkaloid isolated from VINCA ROSEA. (Merck, 11th ed.)
A lignan (LIGNANS) found in PODOPHYLLIN resin from the roots of PODOPHYLLUM plants. It is a potent spindle poison, toxic if taken internally, and has been used as a cathartic. It is very irritating to skin and mucous membranes, has keratolytic actions, has been used to treat warts and keratoses, and may have antineoplastic properties, as do some of its congeners and derivatives.
Any of a group of malignant tumors of lymphoid tissue that differ from HODGKIN DISEASE, being more heterogeneous with respect to malignant cell lineage, clinical course, prognosis, and therapy. The only common feature among these tumors is the absence of giant REED-STERNBERG CELLS, a characteristic of Hodgkin's disease.
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
Highly reactive chemicals that introduce alkyl radicals into biologically active molecules and thereby prevent their proper functioning. Many are used as antineoplastic agents, but most are very toxic, with carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and immunosuppressant actions. They have also been used as components in poison gases.
Neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord derived from glial cells which vary from histologically benign forms to highly anaplastic and malignant tumors. Fibrillary astrocytomas are the most common type and may be classified in order of increasing malignancy (grades I through IV). In the first two decades of life, astrocytomas tend to originate in the cerebellar hemispheres; in adults, they most frequently arise in the cerebrum and frequently undergo malignant transformation. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2013-7; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1082)
An alkylating agent of value against both hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
A general term for various neoplastic diseases of the lymphoid tissue.
A synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid derived from CORTISONE. It is biologically inert and converted to PREDNISOLONE in the liver.
Period after successful treatment in which there is no appearance of the symptoms or effects of the disease.
A semisynthetic derivative of PODOPHYLLOTOXIN that exhibits antitumor activity. Teniposide inhibits DNA synthesis by forming a complex with topoisomerase II and DNA. This complex induces breaks in double stranded DNA and prevents repair by topoisomerase II binding. Accumulated breaks in DNA prevent cells from entering into the mitotic phase of the cell cycle, and lead to cell death. Teniposide acts primarily in the G2 and S phases of the cycle.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A therapeutic approach, involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, after initial regimens have failed to lead to improvement in a patient's condition. Salvage therapy is most often used for neoplastic diseases.
Antineoplastic antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces peucetius. It is a hydroxy derivative of DAUNORUBICIN.
Therapeutic act or process that initiates a response to a complete or partial remission level.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
A malignant neoplasm derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, which may occur in the skin of any part of the body, in the eye, or, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites. It occurs mostly in adults and may originate de novo or from a pigmented nevus or malignant lentigo. Melanomas frequently metastasize widely, and the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and brain are likely to be involved. The incidence of malignant skin melanomas is rising rapidly in all parts of the world. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2445)
Preparative treatment of transplant recipient with various conditioning regimens including radiation, immune sera, chemotherapy, and/or immunosuppressive agents, prior to transplantation. Transplantation conditioning is very common before bone marrow transplantation.
An antineoplastic antimetabolite with immunosuppressant properties. It is an inhibitor of TETRAHYDROFOLATE DEHYDROGENASE and prevents the formation of tetrahydrofolate, necessary for synthesis of thymidylate, an essential component of DNA.
Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.
Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.
The branch of pharmacology that deals directly with the effectiveness and safety of drugs in humans.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
A state in western Australia. Its capital is Perth. It was first visited by the Dutch in 1616 but the English took possession in 1791 and permanent colonization began in 1829. It was a penal settlement 1850-1888, became part of the colonial government in 1886, and was granted self government in 1890. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1329)
An infant during the first month after birth.
The two dimensional measure of the outer layer of the body.
A standardized nomenclature for clinical drugs and drug delivery devices. It links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, it conducts and supports research with the objective of cancer prevention, early stage identification and elimination. This Institute was established in 1937.
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Electronic volume analysis of L1210 chemotherapy. (1/816)

The rapid analysis of in vivo chemotherapy on the L1210 ascites tumor grown in C57BL/6 X DBA/2F1 mice has been shown by means of an electronic volume analysis. The drugs were injected on the 4th day of tumor growth, and the cells in the peritoneal cavity were studied at 24-hr intervals on the 5th through 7th day. Using the electronic cell volume distributions, combined with labeling indices, cell morphology, and cell counts, it was found that the alkylating agents. 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea and cyclophosphamide, at the dosages used, were more effective than the S-phase-specific drugs, palmitoyl ester of 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine, vincristine, and methotrexate.  (+info)

The minimum CD34 threshold depends on prior chemotherapy in autologous peripheral blood stem cell recipients. (2/816)

We analysed 57 patients with non-myeloid malignancies who received a non-purged autologous PBSCT. All had similar mobilisation and conditioning regimens. A high prior chemotherapy score and the number of chemotherapy lines used (P = 0.015 and P = 0.01, respectively) were adverse predictors of CD34 cell yields. Lower CD34 values (P = 0.002) were seen in patients treated with potent stem cell toxins (BCNU, melphalan, CCNU and mustine), designated toxicity factor 4 agents (TF4). All patients infused with grafts containing CD34 cell doses between 1.0 and 2.0 x 10(6)/kg (range 1.25-1.90) engrafted by day 51. The only variable associated with slow platelet recovery was exposure to TF4 (P = 0.007). The majority of patients with CD34 >1.0 x 10(6)/kg achieved rapid and sustained engraftment and the only predictive factor of delayed recovery is prior exposure to stem cell toxins. Potential PBSCT candidates should if possible avoid first line and salvage chemotherapy containing TF4 drugs. We therefore advocate a minimum CD34 threshold of >1.0 x 10(6)/kg in patients without extensive prior chemoradiotherapy, and > or = 2.0 x 10(6)/kg in all other patients.  (+info)

Combination of chemotherapy with interleukin-2 and interferon alfa for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. (3/816)

PURPOSE: The primary objective of this clinical study was to assess the feasibility of administering recombinant interleukin-2 and recombinant interferon alfa-2a before and after combination cytotoxic chemotherapy. After encouraging initial responses, the study was expanded to further evaluate the therapeutic potential, clarify the toxicities of this regimen, and explore any associated immunologic changes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-four patients with metastatic melanoma, including patients with brain metastases, were treated on this 6-week protocol. Patients received combination cisplatin (25 mg/m2/d) and dacarbazine (220 mg/m2/d) on days 1 through 3 and 22 through 24 plus carmustine (150 mg/m2) on day 1. Interleukin 2 (13.5 million IU/m2/d) and interferon alfa (6 MU/m2/d) were administered on days 4 through 8 and 17 through 21. RESULTS: Among 83 patients assessable for response, 12 complete and 34 partial responses were documented (55% response rate). The median time to disease progression was 7 months, the median survival from study entry was 12.2 months, and the median survival from diagnosis of metastatic disease was 15.5 months. Although patients were hospitalized to receive treatment, intensive care unit support generally was not needed. Dose-limiting toxicities were related to elevations in serum bilirubin and serum creatinine levels. No patient developed a grade 4 clinical toxicity. Treatment produced a skin depigmentation, which was associated with prolonged survival. CONCLUSION: A plateau in both the survival and time to progression curves beyond 2 years (15% of the patients) and a greater than 10% disease-free survival beyond 4 years indicate that there may be a long-term benefit for some patients. The limited toxicity of this regimen should permit its use in most oncology settings. A randomized trial of chemoimmunotherapy versus chemotherapy should be performed to establish the value of chemoimmunotherapy for melanoma.  (+info)

Early harvest and late transplantation as an effective therapeutic strategy in multiple myeloma. (4/816)

Transplantation after high-dose chemotherapy prolongs survival in patients with multiple myeloma compared with standard therapy. It is unclear whether the optimal timing of transplantation is immediately after induction chemotherapy or whether stem cells may be cryopreserved for transplantation at subsequent progression or relapse. In this study, stem cells were collected within 6 months of diagnosis, followed by transplantation only at progression of myeloma. One hundred and eighteen patients with multiple myeloma had stem cells collected and cryopreserved. Eleven had transplants early in the disease after they demonstrated failure to respond to primary therapy. The remaining 107 were eligible for transplants when there was evidence of progressive disease. Of the 118 patients, 67 had transplants, nine died of progressive disease before transplantation, and 42 remain alive in plateau phase. The median survival of the group is 58.5 months; 67 are alive. Serum beta2-microglobulin, bone marrow labeling index (S phase), and hemoglobin level predicted overall survival (P < 0.006, P < 0.001, and P < 0.01, respectively). We conclude that early cryopreservation of blood stem cells followed by transplantation at progression is a feasible approach to therapy in patients with myeloma. The underlying biology of the disease has a greater impact on survival than the timing of transplantation. A prospective randomized trial is required to answer definitively the question of the optimal timing of blood cell transplantation.  (+info)

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after autologous bone marrow transplantation and alpha-interferon immunotherapy. (5/816)

A patient with a stage IV mantle cell lymphoma (according to the REAL classification) was treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation. One year later while on alpha-interferon immunotherapy she suffered from progressive loss of short-term memory and reported difficulties in recognizing objects. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a vast ring-enhancing lesion of the left postcentral parietal area. Serial stereotactic biopsies disclosed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy without JC-virus in the cerebrospinal fluid. Therapy with subcutaneous interleukin-2 (IL-2) every other day and intrathecal cytarabine once a week was started. After 4 weeks the patient refused further treatment. Nevertheless her condition improved over the next 8 months and MRI scans showed a marked improvement in the lesions.  (+info)

Role of antioxidant defenses against ethanol-induced damage in cultured rat gastric epithelial cells. (6/816)

Reactive oxygen species appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in vivo. Because ingested ethanol diffuses into the gastric mucosa, targeting both epithelium and endothelium, in the present study we examined the possible protective effect of antioxidants on ethanol damage in gastric epithelial cells and endothelial cells in vitro. Cytotoxicity by ethanol was quantified by measuring 51Cr release. The effects of impairment of the glutathione redox cycle and of inhibition of cellular catalase were examined. The generation of superoxide was assessed by the reduction in cytochrome c. Ethanol caused a time- and dose-dependent increase in 51Cr release from epithelial cells. Incubation of cells with DL-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine, while reducing glutathione production, dose dependently enhanced ethanol-induced injury. 1,3-Bis(chloroethyl)-nitrosourea, while inhibiting glutathione reductase activity, also sensitized cells to ethanol. In contrast, the inhibition of catalase with 3-amino-1,2, 4-triazole did not alter the susceptibility of epithelial cells to ethanol. Ethanol induced damage to endothelial cells in a similar fashion. In endothelial cells, however, neither impairment of the glutathione cycle nor inhibition of catalase influenced ethanol-induced damage. Epithelial cells, when exposed to ethanol, increased superoxide production as a function of ethanol concentration, whereas endothelial cells did not. The glutathione redox cycle, but not cellular catalase, plays a critical role in protecting epithelial cells against ethanol damage, whereas neither antioxidant seems to play a role in protection of endothelial cells. The distinct difference in antioxidant protection against ethanol appears to depend on the capability of each cell to produce cytotoxic oxygen species in response to ethanol exposure.  (+info)

Acute encephalopathy: a new toxicity associated with high-dose paclitaxel. (7/816)

The purpose of this study was to describe acute encephalopathy as a new toxicity associated with paclitaxel, when it is delivered at high doses (> or =600 mg/m2) with stem cell support. A total of 129 patients, included in clinical trials of paclitaxel-containing high-dose chemotherapy, were analyzed. A total of 114 patients received paclitaxel at a dose of > or =600 mg/m2. Six patients presented acute encephalopathy starting between 7 and 23 days after paclitaxel treatment; two of them had received prior whole-brain irradiation. Paclitaxel was given alone (one patient), with cyclophosphamide and cisplatin (two patients), and with cyclophosphamide and cisplatin plus 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (three patients). Central nervous system toxicity consisted of rapid obtundation and coma (five patients) and severe confusional picture with paranoid ideations (one patient). Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse white matter atrophy (one patient) or multiple small infarcts (one patient), or it was normal (four patients). Other complementary tests, including cerebrospinal fluid analysis and electroencephalography, were nondiagnostic. An effect from concomitant psychotropic medications or from other organ toxicities was excluded in all patients. Three patients recovered after 8-15 days, either spontaneously (two patients) or after high-dose steroids (one patient). Three patients died of irreversible coma. Necropsy, performed in two patients, showed generalized white matter atrophy and multiple brain parenchymal infarcts, respectively. No pharmacodynamic correlation between the occurrence of encephalopathy and a pharmacokinetic parameter of paclitaxel could be identified. Paclitaxel-containing high-dose chemotherapy can cause severe acute encephalopathy. An aggravating effect from prior brain irradiation or concurrent 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea seems possible.  (+info)

Influence of O6-benzylguanine on the anti-tumour activity and normal tissue toxicity of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea and molecular combinations of 5-fluorouracil and 2-chloroethyl-1-nitrosourea in mice. (8/816)

Previous studies have demonstrated that novel molecular combinations of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and 2-chloroethyl-1-nitrosourea (CNU) have good preclinical activity and may exert less myelotoxicity than the clinically used nitrosoureas such as 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU). This study examined the effect of O6-alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferase (ATase) depletion by the pseudosubstrate O6-benzylguanine (BG) on the anti-tumour activity and normal tissue toxicity in mice of three such molecular combinations, in comparison with BCNU. When used as single agents at their maximum tolerated dose, all three novel compounds produced a significant growth retardation of BCNU-resistant murine colon and human breast xenografts. This in vivo anti-tumour effect was potentiated by BG, but was accompanied by severe myelotoxicity as judged by spleen colony forming assays. However, while tumour resistance to BCNU was overcome using BG, this was at the expense of enhanced bone marrow, gut and liver toxicity. Therefore, although this ATase-depletion approach resulted in improved anti-tumour activity for all three 5-FU:CNU molecular combinations, the potentiated toxicities in already dose-limiting tissues indicate that these types of agents offer no therapeutic advantage over BCNU when they are used together with BG.  (+info)

OBJECTIVES:. I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose and the dose limiting toxicity of carmustine administered after O6-benzylguanine in children with refractory primary CNS tumors.. II. Determine a safe and tolerable dose of carmustine administered after O6-benzylguanine to be used in phase II studies.. III. Determine the pharmacokinetics of O6-benzylguanine and its metabolite, O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine, in these patients.. IV. Seek preliminary evidence of antitumor activity of this regimen in these patients.. V. Evaluate the acute and chronic toxicities, and describe cumulative toxicity, in patients treated with multiple courses of this regimen.. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of carmustine.. Patients receive O6-benzylguanine IV over 1 hour, then, 1 hour later, carmustine IV is administered over 1 hour. Treatment is repeated every 6 weeks for up to 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohorts of 3-6 patients each receive escalating doses of carmustine ...
CARMUSTINE ASSOCIATED TO VINCRISTINE AND PREDNISONE IN THE TREATMENT OF CANINE LYMPHOMA. LUCAS, S.R.R.1; COELHO, B.M.P1; MARQUEZI, M.L.; FRANCHINI, M.L.; POZZI, D.H.B2. A chemotherapeutic protocol using carmustine-BCNU (50mg/m2 at 6 weeks intervals) associated with vincristine (0,75mg/m2 at 3 weeks intervals) and prednisone (40 mg/m2 each other day) was evaluated in dogs with malignant lymphoma. Carmustine is a highly lipid-soluble chemotherapeutic agent in the nitrosourea subclass that rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts as a nonphase-specific alkylant agent. Seven dogs with multicentric lymphoma, stage III to V according WHO, were admitted and treated at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of S o Paulo, Brazil. The dogs received 2 to 7 cycles chemotherapics with carmustine plus VCR (median 5) and 4 to 8 cycles (median 6) only with VCR. Cumulatives doses of carmustine ranged from 100 to 298 mg/m2. Six dogs (85,7%), achieved complete remission after induction ...
Carmustine with NDC 68475-503 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Navinta Llc. The generic name of Carmustine is carmustine.
Recent evidence from our laboratory and from others suggested that pretreatment with α-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) sensitizes some human and rodent tumor cell lines to l,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-l-nitrosourea (BCNU). Many human tumor cells are resistant to chloroethylnitrosourea-induced DNA interstrand cross-linking and cell kill due to their high levels of the DNA repair protein O6-alkylguanine DNA alkyltransferase. We therefore investigated DFMO-mediated sensitization to BCNU in BCNU-sensitive and -resistant cells. Colony formation assays were used to compare BCNU cytotoxicity in DFMO-pretreated and control cultures of two colon tumor lines, HT-29 cells, which have high alkyltransferase levels and thus are BCNU-resistant, and BE cells, which are deficient in this repair capacity and thus are BCNU-sensitive. Polyamine depletion significantly enhanced BCNU cytotoxicity only for the repair-proficient HT-29 cell line. BE cells were 40-fold more sensitive to BCNU than were HT-29 cultures. However, ...
A synthetic, biodegradable wafer containing the agent carmustine with antineoplastic activity. Used to deliver drug directly into a brain tumor site and typically implanted post-surgically, the wafer is made of a biodegradable poly-anhydride copolymer and contains the nitrosourea carmustine.
Risk Summary BiCNU (carmustine for injection) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman based on the mechanism of action [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.1)] and findings in animals [see Data]. Limited available data with BiCNU use in pregnant women are insufficient to inform a drug-associated risk of major birth defects and miscarriage. Carmustine was embryotoxic in rats and rabbits and teratogenic in rats (thoracoabdominal closure, neural tube, and eye defects and malformations of the skeletal system of the fetus) when given in doses lower than the maximum cumulative human dose based on body surface area. Consider the benefits and risks of BiCNU for the mother and possible risks to the fetus when prescribing BiCNU to a pregnant woman. Adverse outcomes in pregnancy occur regardless of the health of the mother or the use of medications. The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. In the U.S. general population, the ...
To assess the influence of molecular markers with potential prognostic value to groups of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients were examined: group A with 36 patients (surgical resection plus standard combined chemoradiotherapy) and group B with 36 patients (surgical resection, standard combined chemoradiotherapy plus carmustine wafer implantation). Our aim was to determine chromosomal alterations, methylation status of MGMT, p15, and p16 (CDKN2A) in order to analyse the influence on patient survival time as well as radio- and chemotherapy responses. Promoter hypermethylation of MGMT, p16, and p15 genes were determined by MS-PCR. Comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) analyses were performed with isolated, labelled DNA of each tumor to detect genetic alterations. Age of onset of the disease showed a significant effect on overall survival (OS) (p < 0.0001). Additional treatment with carmustine wafer (group B) compared to the control group (group A) did not result in improved OS (p = 0.562
OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study.. All patients undergo maximal tumor resection. At the time of surgery, groups of 6 patients receive up to 8 polifeprosan 20 wafers containing increasing doses of carmustine implanted into the resection cavity.. Patients with an intraoperative diagnosis other than glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma do not receive wafer implantation, and are removed from study.. Patients are followed 3, 6, and 12 months after implantation.. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 52 patients will be accrued for this study. ...
This Info Includes Carmustine structure, SAR, method of synthesis, mechanism of action, therapeutic uses, side effects and multiple choice questions for the preparation for GPAT and Competitive Pharmacy examinations
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Carmustine Injection. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Our previous in vitro studies demonstrated that SarCNU was more effective than BCNU against human gliomas (Panasci et al., 1985;Skalski et al., 1988). Using transport studies with radiolabeled SarCNU we have demonstrated that the uptake of SarCNU in SKMG-1 cells was more rapid and there was a greater accumulation of SarCNU in SKMG-1 cells compared with SKI-1 cells. This corresponded to the cytotoxicity results, i.e., SKMG-1 cells were more sensitive to SarCNU (Noë et al., 1994, 1996). Using RT-PCR we have confirmed that SKI-1 cells expressed EMTh much less than SKMG-1 cells (Chen et al., 1999b), supporting that the differential cytotoxicity to SarCNU in these cell lines is due to the presence of the EMTh in SKMG-1 cells.. In the present in vivo study, we did not find a correlation between SarCNU antitumor effect and EMTh expression alone, but instead a significant correlation was found with EMTh expression and MGMT expression together. The absence of a linear correlation between SarCNU ...
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S-((2-chloroethyl)carbamoyl)glutathione: structure given in first source; product of reaction between glutathione and the anticancer agent 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea (BCNU)
After feeling well enough to go for an early morning run yesterday, I was given 6 hours of chemo--Etoposide and Carmustine. Pretty much immediately I felt nauseous, no appetite, hot flashes, dizziness, and I also got the added bonus of a bright red rash caused by the carmustine. I had a few hours off of…
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The extent of resection by surgery affects survival time in GBM patients (5,6). A better prognosis might therefor be predicted for right temporal lobe localized GBM, since total removal can be carried out.. The present case was initially diagnosed as meningioma, because the tumor stain was clearly seen from the middle meningeal artery but not from the internal carotid artery. Only a few case reports of such GBMs have been described (7,8). The timing of surgical treatment may easily be delayed if the lesion is misdiagnosed as a meningioma, and may be of concern for the prognosis of GBM patients.. Cyst formation is known to occur as an adverse event of carmustine wafer implantation for malignant gliomas (9), and there have been several reports of space-occupying cysts in the cavity, which required additional surgical treatment (10-13). Yoshida et al reported that adverse events associated with implantation of carmustine wafers tend to occur in the repeated surgery for the malignant gliomas (11). ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Increased oxidative stress created by adenoviral MnSOD or CuZnSOD plus BCNU (1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea) inhibits breast cancer cell growth. AU - Weydert, Christine J.. AU - Zhang, Yuping. AU - Sun, Wenqing. AU - Waugh, Trent A.. AU - Teoh, Melissa L.T.. AU - Andringa, Kelly K.. AU - Aykin-Burns, Nukhet. AU - Spitz, Douglas R.. AU - Smith, Brian J.. AU - Oberley, Larry W.. N1 - Funding Information: This research was supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, P01 CA66081 and T32 CA78586, and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa. We thank the following for their generous contributions to our project: Viraquest, Inc., personnel in the Office of Animal Resources at the University of Iowa, Dr. Sujatha Venkataraman, and Susan Walsh.. PY - 2008/3/1. Y1 - 2008/3/1. N2 - Superoxide dismutases (SODs) have been found to decrease tumor formation and angiogenesis. SOD gene therapy, as with many other gene transfer strategies, may not ...
The nitrosourea drugs, a class of DNA alkylating agents related to nitrogen mustards, include(BCNU),(CCNU), semustine (methyl CCNU), and chloroethylnitrosourea (Sar-CNU). Nitrosourea drugs are used to treat lymphoma, brain tumors, melanoma, and other
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Kann, H E.; Kohn, K W.; Widerlite, L; and Gullion, D, Effects of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea and related compounds on nuclear rna metabolism. (1974). Subject Strain Bibliography 1974. 1674 ...
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In the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Biology, researchers report that chemotherapy drugs - specifically carmustine, cisplatin, and cytosine arabinoside - were associated with increased cell damage and death in the brains of mice; this effect was seen for weeks after the drugs were administered.2. Researchers also found that neural progenitor cells (sometimes called neural stem cells since they have the ability to restore function in damaged nerve tissues) and oligodendrocytes (a type of cell found in the brain and spinal cord that helps improve the speed and reliability of impulse conductions, allowing faster information processing and better motor control) are exceptionally vulnerable to the action of chemotherapeutic drugs; this is the first study to show definitive evidence of chemotherapys damaging effects on the physical structure of the brain.. What is particularly interesting about this study is that this damage was found both in vitro (cells cultured or tested in the ...
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The O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase inactivator O(6)-benzylguanine was administered to BALB/c mice either alone or before exposure to 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea to study the role of the DNA repair protein O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase in the protection of the testis against anti-cancer O(6)-alkylating agents. Exposure of the mice to 1, 3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea or O(6)-benzylguanine alone did not produce any marked testicular toxicity at the times studied. Testicular O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase concentrations were assayed between 0 and 240 min after O(6)-benzylguanine treatment and were shown to be , 95% depleted 15 min after treatment with O(6)-benzylguanine and remained at , 95% at all the times assayed. Histological examination, the reduction in testicular mass and the induction of spermatogenic cell apoptosis showed that this depletion significantly potentiated 1, 3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea-induced testicular damage after treatment. Major ...
The nitrosoureas are alkylating agents that are highly lipid soluble and share similar pharmacological and clinical properties. Carmustine (BCNU), lomustine
PURPOSE This clinical trial evaluated standard-dose radioimmunotherapy with a chemotherapy-based transplantation regimen followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation versus rituximab with the same regimen in patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with chemotherapy-sensitive persistent or relapsed DLBCL were randomly assigned to receive iodine-131 tositumomab (dosimetric dose of 5 mCi on day -19 and therapeutic dose of 0.75 Gy on day -12), carmustine 300 mg/m2 (day -6), etoposide 100 mg/m2 twice daily (days -5 to -2), cytarabine 100 mg/m2 twice daily (days -5 to -2), and melphalan 140 mg/m2 (day -1; B-BEAM) or rituximab 375 mg/m2 on days -19 and -12 and the same chemotherapy regimen (R-BEAM).ResultsTwo hundred twenty-four patients were enrolled, with 113 patients randomly assigned to R-BEAM and 111 patients assigned to B-BEAM. Two-year progression-free survival (PFS) rates, the primary end point, were 48.6% (95% CI, 38.6% to 57.8%) ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chemotherapy and bio-chemotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma. T2 - Combination therapy with a nitrosourea. AU - Ridolfi, Ruggero. AU - Tanganelli, L.. AU - Scelzi, E.. AU - Manente, P.. AU - Palmeri, S.. AU - Ravaioli, A.. AU - Fiammenghi, L.. AU - Romanini, A.. PY - 2003/4. Y1 - 2003/4. N2 - The treatment of advanced melanoma is still disappointing. In a multicenter randomized clinical trial to compare a chemotherapy (CT) with or without low doses of IL-2 and IFN (Bio-CT), the participating centers chose whether or not to add a nitrosourea, carmustine (BCNU) to the therapy. The aim of the present paper is to report the clinical results of the patients (pts) treated in both arms with BCNU. One hundred and seventy-six pts with advanced melanoma were enrolled in the study from 27 centers and a total of 18 pts also received BCNU in 3 centers. No further changes to the protocol criteria were allowed. One patient refused the treatment. No complete responses were observed. ...
The protein O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (O6-AGT) has been implicated as a major determinant of resistance of diverse tumors to chloroethylnitrosoureas. To evaluate the contribution of O6-AGT to resistance of medulloblastomas to chloroethylnitrosoureas, we assessed the role of O6-AGT in dete …
TY - JOUR. T1 - Toxicity of intracranial and intraperitoneal O6-benzyl guanine in combination with BCNU delivered locally in a mouse model. AU - Guarnieri, Michael. AU - Biser-Rohrbaugh, Ann. AU - Tyler, Betty Mae. AU - Gabikian, Patrik. AU - Bunton, Tracie E.. AU - Ze Wu, Qing. AU - Weingart, Jon David. AU - Solomon, Benjamin. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Purpose: The DNA-repair protein, O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyl transferase, may account for resistance of CNS tumors to DNA-alkylating drugs, such as bis-(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU). The therapeutic effects of BCNU can be potentiated by inhibiting the repair protein with an alkylated guanine analog, O6-benzyl guanine (O6BG). To investigate potential toxicity of this inhibition, we examined the effects of O6BG in mice treated with intracranial (i.c.) BCNU given via a biodegradable polymer. Methods: Mice were treated with escalating doses of BCNU chronically delivered i.c., and with chronically delivered O6BG. The O6BG was delivered via a ...
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The separation of thin disk-type workpieces from a stack has, as a rule, hitherto been carried out by hand. An apparatus and a corresponding method are now provided which make it possible to lift the wafer off the stack without mechanical contact, and also to convey the separated wafers to the tray and to introduce them in an automated way without damage. In this method, a stack of disk-type workpieces is introduced into a wafer magazine with a feed unit which brings the uppermost wafer of the wafer stack into the sphere of action of a fluid medium which emerges under pressure in a preferred direction from a nozzle system. A dam makes it possible to remove a single wafer. The apparatus and the method make possible separation without damage while increasing the yield. In conjunction with a conveying apparatus, an apparatus for tray filling processing lines can be built up for automatically treating disk-type workpieces without damage.
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Chloro ethyl nitroso urea (CENU), specifically carmustine (BCNU), are crosslinking agents that are widely used in chemotherapy ...
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At therapeutic doses, those side effects are usually relatively milder compared with carmustine and lomustine. Pokrovskiĭ VS, ...
BiCNU (carmustine). *CeeNU (lomustine). *Droxia/Hydrea (hydroxycarbamide). *Empliciti (Elotuzumab). *Erbitux (cetuximab). * ...
... carmustine, and etoposide followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation for relapsed Hodgkin's disease". J. Clin. Oncol. 9 ...
Nitrosoureas include N-Nitroso-N-methylurea (MNU), carmustine (BCNU), lomustine (CCNU) and semustine (MeCCNU), fotemustine and ...
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Other compounds used in cancer chemotherapy that have the ability to form ICLs are cisplatin, mitomycin C, carmustine, and ...
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90Y-Daclizumab (Anti-CD25), High-Dose Carmustine, Etoposide, Cytarabine, and Melphalan Chemotherapy and Autologous ...
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Several drugs such as procarbazine, streptozotocin, BCNU (carmustine), and temozolamide are designed to remodel DNA to reverse ...
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Some drugs used in stomach cancer treatment have included: fluorouracil or its analog capecitabine, BCNU (carmustine), methyl- ...
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Carmustine: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus ... Before receiving carmustine injection,. *tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to carmustine or any of the ... Carmustine injection is used to treat certain types of brain tumors. Carmustine injection is also used along with prednisone to ... You should not become pregnant while you are receiving carmustine injection. If you become pregnant while receiving carmustine ...
Carmustine Implant: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus ... Before receiving carmustine implant,. *tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to carmustine or any of the ... If you become pregnant while receiving carmustine implant, call your doctor. Carmustine may harm the fetus. ... Carmustine implant comes as a small wafer that is placed in the brain by a doctor during surgery to remove the brain tumor. The ...
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CARMUSTINE (UNII: U68WG3173Y) (CARMUSTINE - UNII:U68WG3173Y). CARMUSTINE. 100 mg in 30 mL. ... BiCNU® (carmustine for injection). Each package includes a vial containing 100 mg carmustine and a vial containing 3 mL sterile ... The mechanism of action of carmustine is not fully understood. While carmustine alkylates DNA and RNA, it is not cross- ... BiCNU®(carmustine for injection) is indicated as palliative therapy as a single agent or in established combination therapy in ...
"Carmustine". Drug Information Portal. U.S. National Library of Medicine. "Carmustine Implant". MedlinePlus. Medicine portal. ... "Bicnu- carmustine kit". DailyMed. Retrieved 27 February 2021. "Gliadel- carmustine wafer". DailyMed. Retrieved 27 February 2021 ... Carmustine, sold under the brand name BiCNU among others, is a medication used mainly for chemotherapy. It is a nitrogen ... Carmustine for injection was marketed under the name BiCNU by Bristol-Myers Squibb and now[when?] by Emcure Pharmaceuticals. In ...
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Carmustine Intracranial Implant. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, ... Carmustine Intracranial Implant. Generic Name: Carmustine Intracranial Implant (kar MUS teen). Brand Name: Gliadel ... What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Carmustine Intracranial Implant?. *If you have an allergy to carmustine or any ... How do I store and/or throw out Carmustine Intracranial Implant?. *If you need to store carmustine intracranial implant at home ...
Carmustine (BiCNU) chemotherapy side effects, how its given, how it works, precautions and self care tips for treatment of ... The carmustine wafer allows for delivery of the drug directly to the site of the brain tumor. (See separate listing "carmustine ... How Carmustine Is Given:. *Carmustine is usually given by an infusion into a vein (intravenous, IV). ... Monitoring and Testing While Taking Carmustine:. You will be checked regularly by your doctor while you are taking carmustine, ...
Carmustine is a chemotherapy drug used mostly for brain tumours. Find out about how you have it, possible side effects and ... Carmustine (BCNU). Carmustine is a chemotherapy drug and is also known by its brand name, BCNU. ... You usually have carmustine as a course of several cycles of treatment. Your treatment plan depends on what type of cancer you ... You have carmustine into your bloodstream (intravenously). Drugs into your bloodstream You have the treatment through a drip ...
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... biodegradable wafer containing the agent carmustine with antineoplastic activity. Used to deliver drug directly into a brain ... the wafer is made of a biodegradable poly-anhydride copolymer and contains the nitrosourea carmustine. ... carmustine implant A synthetic, biodegradable wafer containing the agent carmustine with antineoplastic activity. Used to ... Carmustine also carbamoylates proteins, including DNA repair enzymes, resulting in an enhanced cytotoxic effect. Carmustine is ...
The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding be discontinued during carmustine therapy and for 1 month after the last dose. ... No information is available on the use of carmustine during breastfeeding. Most sources consider breastfeeding to be ... contraindicated during maternal antineoplastic drug therapy, especially alkylating agents such as carmustine.[1] ... Carmustine - Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed). Carmustine - Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed). ...
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Carmustine Implants in Treating Patients With Brain Metastases. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the ... Carmustine. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating. Alkylating Agents. Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action. ... PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of implanted carmustine wafers in treating patients who have brain ... OUTLINE: Patients receive up to 8 polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implants (Gliadel wafers) implanted in the resected tumor ...
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Carmustine (BCNU) is an anticancer drug known to produce pulmonary fibrosis as a side effect within three years of treatment. ... Carmustine chemotherapy in childhood causes lung fibrosis that may remain asymptomatic for many years or become symptomatic at ... Active lung fibrosis up to 17 years after chemotherapy with carmustine (BCNU) in childhood.. ODriscoll BR1, Hasleton PS, ... To investigate the clinical range of this side effect, we studied the survivors among 31 children treated with carmustine for ...
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Carmustine applied locally in a biodegradable polymer at the time of primary operation, seems to have a favorable effect on the ... Interstitial chemotherapy with carmustine-loaded polymers for high-grade gliomas: a randomized double-blind study Neurosurgery ... Conclusion: Carmustine applied locally in a biodegradable polymer at the time of primary operation, seems to have a favorable ... Objective: To find out the effect of carmustine (bischloroethyl-nitrosourea) combined with a biodegradable polymer in the ...
Combination Therapy with AKT3 and PI3KCA siRNA Enhances the Antitumor Effect of Temozolomide and Carmustine in T98G ...
Evidence-based recommendations on carmustine implants Gliadel) and temozolomide (Temodal) for newly diagnosed high-grade glioma ... Carmustine implants. 3.1 Carmustine implants (Gliadel, Link Pharmaceuticals) are biodegradable copolymer discs impregnated with ... Carmustine implants and temozolomide for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade glioma. Technology appraisal guidance [ ... 3.2 Carmustine implants have a UK marketing authorisation for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma as ...
90 minutes weekly on weeks 1-4 and carmustine IV over 1 hour on weeks 1-6. Treatment. continues in the absence of disease ... Determine the toxic effects of irinotecan and carmustine in these patients.. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of ... since prior chemotherapy No prior irinotecan or carmustine treatment failure No more than. 1 prior chemotherapy regimen ... combination with a fixed dose of carmustine in patients with recurrent primary malignant. glioma. II. ...
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  • CARMUSTINE, BCNU (kar MUS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • Carmustine is a chemotherapy drug and is also known by its brand name, BCNU. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Active lung fibrosis up to 17 years after chemotherapy with carmustine (BCNU) in childhood. (nih.gov)
  • Carmustine (BCNU) is an anticancer drug known to produce pulmonary fibrosis as a side effect within three years of treatment. (nih.gov)
  • The current study was undertaken to examine the effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting the AKT3 and PIK3CA genes on the susceptibility of T98G cells to temozolomide (TMZ) and carmustine (BCNU). (springer.com)
  • The present study aimed to explore the effect of MT induction on carmustine (BCNU)-induced hippocampal cognitive dysfunction in rats. (hindawi.com)
  • Combination of both treatment strategies, local chemotherapy with BCNU wafer and concomitant radiochemotherapy, appears attractive in aggressive multimodal treatment schedules and may utilize the sensitizing effect of TMZ and carmustine on MGMT and AGT on their respective drug resistance genes. (virtualtrials.com)
  • A chemotherapeutic protocol using carmustine-BCNU (50mg/m 2 at 6 weeks intervals) associated with vincristine (0,75mg/m 2 at 3 weeks intervals) and prednisone (40 mg/m 2 each other day) was evaluated in dogs with malignant lymphoma. (vin.com)
  • The targeting ability of WFNPs loaded with etoposide (ETO), carmustine (BCNU) and doxorubicin (DOX) was investigated via the binding affinity of drug-loaded NP formulations to N‑acetylglucosamine expressed in human brain microvascular endothelial cells and to folate receptor in malignant U87MG cells. (nih.gov)
  • Carmustine (BCNU), lomustine (CCNU), and semustine (methyl-CCNu) are chemically unstable, forming highly reactive decomposition products. (alpfmedical.info)
  • Chloro ethyl nitroso urea (CENU), specifically carmustine (BCNU), are crosslinking agents that are widely used in chemotherapy, particularly for brain tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • These wafers have concentrated doses of the drug carmustine (BiCNU, BCNU), which is released into the brain tissue as the wafers break down. (cancer.ca)
  • The nitrosoureas: carmustine (BCNU) and lomustine (CCNU). (gpatindia.com)
  • Carmustine, sold under the brand name BiCNU among others, is a medication used mainly for chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Carmustine for injection was marketed under the name BiCNU by Bristol-Myers Squibb and now[when? (wikipedia.org)
  • In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name BiCNU® when referring to the generic drug name carmustine. (chemocare.com)
  • BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX), today announced that it has received FDA approval for a generic version of BiCNU® (carmustine) for injection, 100 mg. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The aim of this study is to develop a method to perform CED into the murine brainstem and to test this method using the chemotherapeutic agent carmustine (BiCNU). (qxmd.com)
  • The doctor places carmustine wafers directly into a cavity in the brain that was created when the brain tumor was removed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • After being placed in the brain, the wafers dissolve and slowly release carmustine into the surrounding areas where the tumor was located. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For adults with a type of brain tumour called glioma doctors might use a form of carmustine called Gliadel wafers. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Each wafer contains 7.7 mg of carmustine, resulting in a dose of 61.6 mg when eight wafers are implanted. (drugs.com)
  • PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of implanted carmustine wafers in treating patients who have brain metastases and who are undergoing surgery to remove the tumor. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Determine the local recurrence rate in patients with supratentorial metastatic brain tumors undergoing surgical resection treated with polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant (Gliadel wafers). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • OUTLINE: Patients receive up to 8 polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implants (Gliadel wafers) implanted in the resected tumor cavity. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • At the time of surgery, groups of 6 patients receive up to 8 polifeprosan 20 wafers containing increasing doses of carmustine implanted into the resection cavity. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • We have compiled the treatment experience of seven neurosurgical centers using implantation of carmustine wafers at primary surgery followed by 6 weeks of radiation therapy (59-60 Gy) and 75 mg/m(2)/day TMZ in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma followed by TMZ monochemotherapy. (virtualtrials.com)
  • Eight pieces of carmustine wafers were implanted in the tumor resection cavity at the first and second surgeries. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Furthermore, repeated implantation of carmustine wafers should be considered carefully, since adverse events associated with such wafers may easily occur. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Surgical resection and postoperative radiotherapy with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ) are employed as a first-line treatment for GBM ( 1 , 2 ), and more recently bevasizumab and/or carmustine wafers have also been used in Japan ( 3 , 4 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • We report here an unusual case of temporal lobe GBM fed from the middle meningeal artery that underwent double implantation of carmustine wafers and triple surgery. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • The amount of carmustine that you will receive depends on the size of the cavity, and how many wafers can be put into place. (chemocare.com)
  • because you received carmustine wafers. (nccn.org)
  • Carmustine wafers may increase your chance of brain infection, swelling or increased pressure in the brain, and seizures. (rxwiki.com)
  • Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of carmustine wafers over placebo plus surgery in the treatment of primary glioblastoma multiforme. (arizona.edu)
  • Methods: Searches of MEDLINE (1966-2007), ASH (American Society of Hematology) abstracts, and ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) abstracts were conducted to obtain clinical outcomes data (meta- analysis, randomized controlled studies) for the carmustine wafers or for the traditional form of therapy, surgical resection of glioblastoma multiforme. (arizona.edu)
  • Results: Findings indicated that carmustine wafers increased survival over placebo from 54.05 months [95% confidence interval 46.25-61.07] to 69.87 months [95% confidence interval 67.02-71.94]. (arizona.edu)
  • Conclusions: Carmustine wafers significantly increase survival in patients undergoing surgical resection for glioblastoma multiforme. (arizona.edu)
  • Therefore, carmustine wafers should be used as an adjunct to surgery in these patients. (arizona.edu)
  • 2] Dixit S, Hingorani M, Achawal S, Scott I. The sequential use of carmustine wafers (Gliadel®) and post-operative radiotherapy with concomitant temozolomide followed by adjuvant temozolomide: a clinical review. (gpatindia.com)
  • Carmustine injection is used to treat certain types of brain tumors. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine injection is also used along with prednisone to treat multiple myeloma (a type of cancer of the bone marrow). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine injection comes as a powder to be added to fluid and injected over at least 2 hours intravenously (into a vein) by a doctor or nurse in a medical office or hospital outpatient clinic. (medlineplus.gov)
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to carmustine or any of the ingredients in carmustine injection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You should not become pregnant while you are receiving carmustine injection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Talk to your doctor about the risk(s) of receiving carmustine injection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine may damage some tissues and cause scarring around the injection site if it seeps out of the vein into which it is injected. (lls.org)
  • Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your carmustine injection. (peacehealth.org)
  • Some side effects may not occur until 4 to 6 weeks after your carmustine injection. (peacehealth.org)
  • Amneal Announces Approval of Carmustine for Injection USP. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The Company is planning to commercialize its Carmustine for Injection in November 2018. (pharmiweb.com)
  • According to IQVIA™, U.S. market annual sales for the 12 months ended August 2018 for Carmustine for Injection USP, 100 mg/vial is estimated to be approximately $84 million. (pharmiweb.com)
  • See the Full Prescribing Information and Instructions for Use for Carmustine for Injection USP at https://www.amneal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Carmustine-for-Injection-USP-PI.pdf . (pharmiweb.com)
  • Carmustine is available in one strength and form: Carmustine 100 mg for injection. (emedtv.com)
  • Myelosuppression Carmustine for injection, USP causes suppression of marrow function (including thrombocytopenia and leukopenia), which may contribute to bleeding and overwhelming infections. (ndclist.com)
  • Do not administer a repeat course of carmustine for injection, USP until blood counts recover.Pulmonary ToxicityCarmustine for injection, USP causes dose-related pulmonary toxicity. (ndclist.com)
  • Carmustine for injection, USP is indicated as palliative therapy as a single agent or in established combination therapy in the following: Brain tumors glioblastoma, brainstem glioma, medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, ependymoma, and metastatic brain tumors. (ndclist.com)
  • leave, with permission to carmustine injection there is no further spread of the disease. (livingwitharthritisinfo.net)
  • Carmustine implant is used along with surgery and sometimes radiation therapy to treat malignant glioma (a certain type of cancerous brain tumor). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine implant comes as a small wafer that is placed in the brain by a doctor during surgery to remove the brain tumor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to carmustine implant. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine is also available in a different form called carmustine implant . (cancer.gov)
  • For more information, see the Drug Information Summary for Carmustine Implant . (cancer.gov)
  • What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Carmustine Intracranial Implant? (drugs.com)
  • If you have an allergy to carmustine or any other part of carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • Do not breast-feed while you take carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take carmustine intracranial implant with all of your drugs and health problems. (drugs.com)
  • What are some things I need to know or do while I take Carmustine Intracranial Implant? (drugs.com)
  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • If you are a man and your sex partner gets pregnant while you take carmustine intracranial implant or within 3 months after your last dose, call your doctor right away. (drugs.com)
  • If you are able to get pregnant, a pregnancy test will be done to show that you are NOT pregnant before starting carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking carmustine intracranial implant and for 6 months after stopping carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • If you get pregnant while taking carmustine intracranial implant or within 6 months after your last dose, call your doctor right away. (drugs.com)
  • How is this medicine (Carmustine Intracranial Implant) best taken? (drugs.com)
  • Use carmustine intracranial implant as ordered by your doctor. (drugs.com)
  • If seizures are new or worse after starting carmustine intracranial implant. (drugs.com)
  • What are some other side effects of Carmustine Intracranial Implant? (drugs.com)
  • Determine the safety of polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant (GLIADEL) in patients undergoing surgery for recurrent malignant glioma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Each implant contains 7.7 mg of carmustine, which interacts with DNA, thereby preventing the proliferation of cells. (nice.org.uk)
  • Interested in a Discount on Carmustine Implant? (emedtv.com)
  • Prolifeprospan 20 with carmustine implant is another name for carmustine wafer. (chemocare.com)
  • In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name gliadel wafer or other names prolifeprospan 20 with carmustine implant when referring to the generic drug name carmustine wafer. (chemocare.com)
  • GLIADEL ® Wafer (polifeprosan 20 with carmustine implant) should not be given to patients who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to carmustine or any of the components of GLIADEL Wafer. (arborpharma.com)
  • The carmustine wafer allows for delivery of the drug directly to the site of the brain tumor. (chemocare.com)
  • See separate listing "carmustine wafer" for more details regarding this formulation). (chemocare.com)
  • A synthetic, biodegradable wafer containing the agent carmustine with antineoplastic activity. (cancer.gov)
  • Used to deliver drug directly into a brain tumor site and typically implanted post-surgically, the wafer is made of a biodegradable poly-anhydride copolymer and contains the nitrosourea carmustine. (cancer.gov)
  • For more detail, see "How carmustine wafer works" section below). (chemocare.com)
  • Gliadel® wafer is a form of the medication carmustine that can be placed and left in the cavity after surgical removal of a brain tumor. (chemocare.com)
  • Most people will not experience all of the carmustine wafer side effects listed. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine wafer side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine wafer side effects will improve after therapy is complete. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine wafer side effects may be quite manageable. (chemocare.com)
  • There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of carmustine wafer. (chemocare.com)
  • These side effects may occur after brain surgery alone, however, they may occur more frequently when carmustine wafer is used. (chemocare.com)
  • Before receiving treatment with carmustine wafer, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc. (chemocare.com)
  • The effects of carmustine wafer on the developing fetus are unknown. (chemocare.com)
  • Implantation of carmustine wafer can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine and lomustine can produce remissions that last from 3 to 6 months in 40 to 50% of patients with primary brain tumors. (alpfmedical.info)
  • Unlike carmustine , lomustine is administered orally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Read the side effects of Polifeprosan 20 with Carmustine as described in the medical literature. (medindia.net)
  • Other medications may also interact with carmustine, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other drugs may interact with carmustine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. (peacehealth.org)
  • Other medications may interact with carmustine. (rxwiki.com)
  • Parameters used to populate the Markov model were derived from the extant primary literature for patients undergoing surgical resection with either carmustine or placebo for glioblastoma multiforme. (arizona.edu)
  • Evidence-based recommendations on carmustine implants (Gliadel) and temozolomide for treating newly diagnosed high-grade glioma in adults. (nice.org.uk)
  • As an antineoplastic nitrosourea, carmustine alkylates and cross-links DNA during all phases of the cell cycle, resulting in disruption of DNA function, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. (cancer.gov)
  • Carmustine alkylates and cross-links DNA strands, inhibiting cell proliferation. (medscape.com)
  • BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan) is the most common regimen used as conditioning before autoHCT for patients with RR lymphomas [4]. (termedia.pl)
  • At 4-5 weeks after the completion of the last induction chemotherapy course, responsive patients in both arms receive BEAM conditioning chemotherapy comprising carmustine IV over 60 minutes on day -6, etoposide IV over 60 minutes and cytarabine IV over 30 minutes on days -5 to -2, and melphalan IV over 15 minutes on day -1. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • I. To estimate the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of 90Y activity that can be delivered via pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT) using B9E9-fusion protein (B9E9-FP), clearing agent (CA), and radiolabeled tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA)-biotin when followed by carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan (BEAM) chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • citation needed] Carmustine is used as an alkylating agent to treat several types of brain cancer including glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, medulloblastoma and astrocytoma), multiple myeloma, and lymphoma (Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Other cancers treated with carmustine include multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and may be used on the skin (topically) for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine is used to treat brain tumors, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (peacehealth.org)
  • Carmustine is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of brain tumors, multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow), and Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (cancers of the immune system). (rxwiki.com)
  • Pulmonary toxicity (damage to the lungs) is uncommon in low doses of carmustine. (chemocare.com)
  • Your doctor will check your lung function prior to the start of carmustine and will order periodic checks (pulmonary function tests), particularly if you are receiving high doses of carmustine. (chemocare.com)
  • This mostly happens when you have high doses of carmustine. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Carmustine can also cause serious lung problems, especially if you receive high doses. (peacehealth.org)
  • Cumulatives doses of carmustine ranged from 100 to 298 mg/m 2 . (vin.com)
  • medical citation needed] Carmustine is an orange-yellow solid medication used mainly for chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Carmustine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. (peacehealth.org)
  • The risk of lung damage, which has caused death in people who received this medication as children, is increased in people who receive carmustine treatments lasting for a long duration. (rxwiki.com)
  • Why is carmustine medication prescribed? (ndclist.com)
  • The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of the generic medication Carmustine Obvius (carmustine) for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , Hodgkin's lymphoma , and brain tumors. (lymphomanewstoday.com)
  • If you become pregnant while receiving carmustine, call your doctor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The disc allows for controlled release of carmustine in the extracellular fluid of the brain, thus eliminating the need for the encapsulated drug to cross the blood-brain barrier. (wikipedia.org)
  • Carmustine belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. (webmd.com)
  • What other drugs will affect carmustine? (peacehealth.org)
  • Carmustine belongs to a group of drugs called alkylating agents, which prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying. (rxwiki.com)
  • Carmustine can be an alternative option in the treatment of canine lymphoma. (vin.com)
  • Multiple mylomas, hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas can also be cured with Carmustine. (gpatindia.com)
  • citation needed] In the treatment of brain tumours, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved biodegradable discs infused with carmustine (Gliadel). (wikipedia.org)
  • To find out the effect of carmustine (bischloroethyl-nitrosourea) combined with a biodegradable polymer in the treatment of malignant (Grades III and IV) gliomas, applied locally, at the time of the primary operation. (nih.gov)
  • Carmustine applied locally in a biodegradable polymer at the time of primary operation, seems to have a favorable effect on the life span of patients with high-grade gliomas. (nih.gov)
  • 3.1 Carmustine implants (Gliadel, Link Pharmaceuticals) are biodegradable copolymer discs impregnated with an alkylating agent called carmustine. (nice.org.uk)
  • Sustainable release of carmustine from biodegradable poly[(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide] nanofibrous membranes in the cerebral cavity: in vitro and in vivo studies. (biomedsearch.com)
  • OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the maximum tolerated dose of irinotecan administered in combination with a fixed dose of carmustine in patients with recurrent primary malignant glioma. (knowcancer.com)
  • The recommended dose of Carmustine as a single agent in previously untreated patients is 150 to 200 mg/m 2 intravenously every 6 weeks. (imedi.co.uk)
  • The side effects of carmustine and their severity depend on how much of the drug is given. (chemocare.com)
  • What are the possible side effects of carmustine? (peacehealth.org)
  • Common side effects of carmustine include nausea, vomiting, and headache. (rxwiki.com)
  • Facial flushing and low blood counts are also side effects of Carmustine. (gpatindia.com)
  • The AGT-inhibitors increase the efficacy of carmustine by inhibiting the direct reversal pathway of DNA repair, which will prevent formation of the interstrand crosslink between the N1 of guanine and the N3 of cytosine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain along the vein, dizziness, flushing of the skin and eye irritation may occur during administration of carmustine. (leukemiabmtprogram.org)
  • You should not be treated with carmustine if you are allergic to it. (peacehealth.org)
  • As an alkylating agent, carmustine can form interstrand crosslinks in DNA, which prevents DNA replication and DNA transcription. (wikipedia.org)
  • The purpose of this study is to compare toxicity of single agent carmustine and carmustine plus bevacizumab for patients with HGGs. (springer.com)
  • The addition of bevacizumab to carmustine did not increase incidence or grade of hematologic toxicity when compared to single agent carmustine. (springer.com)
  • Carmustine belongs to the group of alkylating agents. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Carmustine belongs to a group of anticancer substances known as nitrosourea that act by slowing the growth of cancer cells. (imedi.co.uk)
  • Q.5 Carmustine drug belongs to which class? (gpatindia.com)
  • At the recommended dosage, courses of Carmustine would not be given more frequently than every 6 weeks. (imedi.co.uk)
  • PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of carmustine in treating patients who are undergoing surgery for recurrent malignant glioma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 3.2 Carmustine implants have a UK marketing authorisation for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma as an adjunct to surgery and radiation, and for the treatment of recurrent GBM as an adjunct to surgery. (nice.org.uk)
  • First-line treatment of malignant glioma with carmustine implants followed by concomitant radiochemotherapy: a mu lticenter experience. (virtualtrials.com)
  • External beam irradiation and the combination of cisplatin and carmustine followed by carmustine alone for the treatment of high-grade glioma: a phase 2 Southwest Oncology Group trial. (virtualtrials.com)
  • Nitrosoureas of the carmustine type inhibit only the NADPH reduced form of human thioredoxin reductase. (pnas.org)
  • Carmustine falls under the category of alkyl Nitrosoureas alkalyting agents. (gpatindia.com)
  • Carmustine is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. (chemocare.com)
  • Most sources consider breastfeeding to be contraindicated during maternal antineoplastic drug therapy, especially alkylating agents such as carmustine. (nih.gov)
  • This single center retrospective study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center included pathologically confirmed HGG with age ≥ 18 years who received carmustine between January 2003 and May 2017. (springer.com)
  • Carmustine also can cause lung damage, even years after treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is important for you to tell your doctor how you are feeling during your treatment with carmustine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Carmustine is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer . (cancer.gov)
  • You usually have carmustine as a course of several cycles of treatment. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Carmustine treatment into your bloodstream usually takes 1 or 2 hours, sometimes longer. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Before you begin treatment with carmustine, you and your doctor should talk about the benefits this medicine will do as well as the risks. (mayoclinic.org)
  • This is the first study to report the toxicity of carmustine with or without bevacizumab for the treatment of recurrent and refractory HGG. (springer.com)
  • Carmustine can cause lung damage that may be revealed years after treatment. (rxwiki.com)
  • The agency proposes prescription of Carmustine Obvius by experienced physicians in the treatment of cancer patients. (lymphomanewstoday.com)
  • Male patients should use adequate contraceptives measures during treatment with Carmustine for at least 6 months to prevent their partners becoming pregnant. (imedi.co.uk)
  • Carmustine also carbamoylates proteins, including DNA repair enzymes, resulting in an enhanced cytotoxic effect. (cancer.gov)
  • The objective of the current study (Southwest Oncology Group [SWOG] 9016) was to determine whether concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy with the combination of carmustine and cisplatin could be given safely in a cooperative group setting. (virtualtrials.com)
  • SWOG 9016 study included 59 eligible patients with grade III or IV astrocytoma who received radiotherapy concurrently with carmustine/cisplatin chemotherapy. (virtualtrials.com)
  • This page contains brief information about carmustine and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials. (cancer.gov)
  • This is not a complete list of carmustine drug interactions. (rxwiki.com)
  • Carmustine with NDC 70710-1525 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Zydus Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc.. The generic name of Carmustine is carmustine. (ndclist.com)
  • Carmustine with NDC 68475-503 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Navinta Llc. (ndclist.com)
  • Carmustine (kar-MUS-teen) is a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer. (leukemiabmtprogram.org)
  • Carmustine may cause side effects. (medlineplus.gov)
  • severe side effects than if you hadn't had carmustine. (nccn.org)
  • Find Clinical Trials for Carmustine - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. (cancer.gov)
  • The amount of carmustine that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. (chemocare.com)
  • There is a slight risk of developing a blood cancer such as leukemia after taking carmustine. (chemocare.com)
  • Carmustine works by stopping the cancer cells from dividing into 2 new cells. (cancerresearchuk.org)
  • Carmustine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. (peacehealth.org)
  • Carmustine is sometimes given with other cancer medicines. (peacehealth.org)
  • Carmustine treats certain types of cancer. (rxwiki.com)
  • Carmustine is a highly lipid-soluble chemotherapeutic agent in the nitrosourea subclass that rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts as a nonphase-specific alkylant agent. (vin.com)
  • Carmustine can cause nausea and vomiting. (rxwiki.com)
  • Carmustine will always be given to you by a healthcare professional with experience in the use of anticancer agents. (imedi.co.uk)
  • Carmustine chemotherapy in childhood causes lung fibrosis that may remain asymptomatic for many years or become symptomatic at any time. (nih.gov)
  • in receipt of a pamphlet on Sporothrix and Epizootic Lym- carmustine mechanism of action regard in the service will rapidly change. (livingwitharthritisinfo.net)
  • Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about carmustine. (peacehealth.org)
  • Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Carmustine. (imedi.co.uk)