Intra-arterial cisplatin with or without radiation in limb-sparing for canine osteosarcoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

METHODS: Forty-nine dogs with spontaneously occurring osteosarcoma underwent limb-sparing surgery after preoperative therapy consisting of intra-arterial cisplatin alone or intra-arterial cisplatin in combination with doses of radiation from 20-40 Gy in 10 fractions. All resections were marginal, and the defect was repaired with a cortical allograft. RESULTS: Local tumor control was strongly influenced by the percent necrosis in the excised specimen. Overall, the estimated 1-year local recurrence rate was approximately 32% (by life-table estimate). Dogs with less than 75% necrosis had an estimated 1-year recurrence rate of 65%; those with greater than 75% necrosis had an estimated 1-year recurrence rate of 15% (P = 0.004, by log-rank test). Local recurrence was influenced by the radiation dose. Dogs receiving 28 Gy or less had an estimated 50% 1-year recurrence rate, and those receiving 32 Gy or more had an estimated 8% 1-year recurrence rate (P = 0.03, by log-rank test). Normal host bone more frequently became necrotic at doses of 36 Gy or more. CONCLUSIONS: Intra-arterial cisplatin in combination with moderate doses of radiation (32 Gy) can achieve a high percent tumor necrosis while maintaining host bone viability. Survival was limited by distant metastasis but was lengthened by treatment compared with some earlier findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Withrow, SJ; Thrall, DE; Straw, RC; Powers, BE; Wrigley, RH; Larue, SM; Page, RL; Richardson, DC; Bissonette, KW; Betts, CW

Published Date

  • April 15, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2484 - 2490

PubMed ID

  • 8453572

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19930415)71:8<2484::aid-cncr2820710810>;2-d


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States