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By Paul Workman (auth.), Professor Paul Workman, Dr. Maurizio D’lncalci (eds.)

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Poster presented at the Sixth International Symposium on platinum and other metal coordination compounds (San Diego, Cal Jan (23-26) 1991, but not published in the conference proceedings Majima H: Clinical studies with cisplatin analogues, 254-S, DWA 2114R and NK121. In: Howell SB (ed) Platinum and Other Metal Coordination Compounds in Cancer Chemotherapy. Plenum Press, New York 1991 pp 345-355 Fukuoka M, Niitani H, Hasegawa K, Majima H, Hino M, Furue H, Tsukagoshi S, Fujita H, Ohta K, Furuse K, Kimura I, Katoh T: Phase I study of a new platinum compound, NK121.

Quality of life is an exceedingly important consideration in cancer chemotherapy. The availability of an oral platinum-based drug would be of considerable advantage in this context in the out-patient setting, simplifying dose administration and enabling schedule optimisation, whilst conferring associated benefits of cost-effectiveness. A major initial problem proved to be the generally poor absorption of the majority of mixed amines evaluated. However, this difficulty was circumvented by the design and synthesis of a novel class of platinum(IV) ammine/amine dicarboxylate complexes of general formula [c,t,c-{PtCI2(OCOR1)2NH3(RNH2)}] [61].

It is likely that new platinumbased drug discovery will need to exploit rational design based upon an improved understanding of the molecular details of platinum drug sensitivity/resistance mechanisms. R. Harrap ease and, possibly, a low incidence of cures, is possible in the latter, although these benefits have been achieved in the face of substantial toxicities and their associated morbidity. During the (almost) 20 years which have elapsed since the introduction of cisplatin into the clinic, reliable procedures have been developed, pragmatically, to control drug-induced nephrotoxicity (hydration and diuresis) and emesis (improved application of conventional antiemetics and the discovery and development of the (more effective) SHT3 antagonists).

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