Comparison of intratumoral bolus injection and convection-enhanced delivery of radiolabeled antitenascin monoclonal antibodies.

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OBJECTIVES: Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is a novel technique used to deliver agents to the brain parenchyma for treatment of neoplastic, infectious, and degenerative conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine if CED would provide a larger volume of distribution (Vd) of a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody (mAb) than a bolus injection. METHODS: Patients harboring a recurrent glioblastoma multiforme that reacted with the antitenascin mAb 81C6 during immunohistochemical analysis were randomized to receive an intratumoral injection of the human-murine chimeric mAb Ch81C6, which had been labeled with the 123I tracer. The mAb was administered by either a bolus injection or CED via a stereotactically placed catheter; between 48 and 72 hours later the mAb was again administered using the other technique. Injections of escalating doses of a 131I-labeled therapeutic mAb were then delivered using the technique shown to produce the largest Vd by single-photon emission computerized tomography. CONCLUSIONS: Convection-enhanced delivery has enormous potential for administering drugs to sites within the central nervous system. For the relatively small volumes injected in this study, however, CED did not provide a significant increase in the Vd when compared with the bolus injection. Nevertheless, a clear cross-over effect was seen, which was probably related to the temporal proximity of the two infusions.

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Cited Authors

  • Sampson, JH; Akabani, G; Friedman, AH; Bigner, D; Kunwar, S; Berger, MS; Bankiewicz, KS

Published Date

  • April 15, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 4

Start / End Page

  • E14 -

PubMed ID

  • 16709019

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-0684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/foc.2006.20.4.9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States