Using the FANFT-induced tumors MBT-2 and MBT-683 we compared the response rate and survival using cisplatin alone and in various combinations with doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin), mitomycin C, methotrexate, and vinblastine. Sixty C3H/He female mice received 7.5 × 104 MBT-2 cells in the right hind limb. The animals were randomly divided into a control group and four treatment groups as follows: cisplatin, 6.0 mg/kg; cisplatin, 2.0 mg/kg, vinblastine, and methotrexate; cisplatin, 2.0 mg/kg, vinblastine, methotrexate, and doxorubicin hydrochloride; and cisplatin, 2.0 mg/kg, vinblastine, methotrexate, and mitomycin C. The drugs were given intraperitoneally on days 7, 14, and 21. The study was repeated using MBT-683. Drug effect on tumor diameter and survival were compared. Cisplatin alone was as effective in MBT-2 and more effective in MBT-683 in reducing tumor volume and increasing survival than the various combinations. The higher tolerable dose of cisplatin used as a single agent probably accounts for these results and suggests that cisplatin is the most effective agent in these combination therapy regimens.
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