Cytogenetic analysis in peripheral lymphocytes of cancer patients treated with cytostatic drugs: Results from an EC Collaborative Study

E. Carbonell, N. A. Demopoulos, G. Stefanou, K. Psaraki, E. M. Parry, R. Marcos

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Abstract

Many of the cytostatic drugs commonly used in cancer chemotherapy treatments have been shown to be genotoxic in vivo and in vitro. We present a cytogenetic collaborative study on 13 cancer patients treated with different antitumor agents. For comparison we also carried out a cytogenetic analysis on 14 healthy untreated controls. The frequency of sister chromatid exchanges and structural chromosome aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes of the cancer patients was determined prior to the treatment, just after it and 3-7 weeks later. The results obtained show clear differences between the basal levels of cytogenetic alterations in cancer patients, even though the mean value is higher in this group than the basal levels of the group of healthy individuals. Treatment with cytostatics increases the frequency of both cytogenetic biomarkers analyzed, which declined to values similar to those initially observed several weeks after the treatment. Our data are in qualitative and quantitative agreement with other results previously found by other authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-519
JournalAnti-Cancer Drugs
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • cancer patients
  • chromosomal aberrations
  • cytostatic treatment
  • human lymphocytes
  • sister chromatid exchanges

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