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- adj. Into a cavity of the body.
Doctors are also studying the effectiveness of putting chemotherapy directly into the chest or abdomen (intracavitary chemotherapy).
After a dose escalation phase which included 15 patients, 61 patients were randomized to receive either three or six intracavitary injections via a reservoir placed in the tumor cavity at the time of surgery.
NEW ORLEANS - (Business Wire) TransMolecular, Inc., a developer of innovative oncology drugs through targeted delivery technologies, today announced final results from its Phase 2 clinical study comparing the toxicity and overall survival of three versus six intracavitary injections of its anti-cancer compound 131I-TM601 in the treatment of recurrent malignant glioma.
The primary purpose of this trial, which was conducted at 20 clinical sites in the United States, was to compare the toxicity and overall survival of three versus six weekly intracavitary injections of 131I-TM601 in the treatment of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma who had failed prior therapy.
The findings showed that intracavitary injections of
Slide 2: BRACHYTHERAP Y Type of radiation treatment in which radioactive sources are arranged in such a fashion that radiation is delivered to the tumor at a short distance by interstitial, intracavitary or surface application.