TITLE

Effects of sequential chemotherapy of FOLFIRI/FOLFOX on the endocrine axes of ACTH-cortisol and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone

AUTHOR(S)
Huang, Changxin; Jiang, Yiqian; Duan, Guangliang; Li, Zhaoyang; Chen, Lingzhi; Wang, Xuechun
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Neuro-Oncology;Jul2012, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p485
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The chemotherapies of FOLFOX (leucovorin + 5-fluorouracil + oxaliplatin) and FOLFIRI (folinic acid + 5-fluorouracil + irinotecan) are effective for a variety of malignant tumors. In particular, the sequential chemotherapy of FOLFOX/FOLFIRI has become the preferred post-operational treatment approach for gastrointestinal cancer and an important palliative care program for advanced cancer. However, the sequential chemotherapy of FOLFOX/FOLFIRI showed severe side effects due to the fact that the toxicity of the drugs can be enhanced by each other. Here, we report the dynamic changes in the activities of serum ACTH, cortisol, renin, angiotensin, and aldosterone in patients following multiple cycles of FOLFOX/FOLFIRI sequential chemotherapy. We found that the sequential chemotherapy might cause damage to the activities of the endocrine cells and/or the sympathetic nerve, and alter endocrine function, specifically the ACTH-cortisol and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axes.
ACCESSION #
76350884

 

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