The growth and metastasis of solid tumors are dependent on angiogenesis. Endostatin, the C-terminal proteolytic fragment of collagen XVIII, is an effective endogenous angiogenesis inhibitor in cancer therapy in mice. Applied for clinical studies in solid tumor, however, recombinant human endostatin protein, difficulties in a large-scale production of the recombinant endostatin protein, and the cumbersome daily administration. Up to now, its clinical application has been hampered by those matters. We herein constructed a adenoviral vector ecoding human endostatin. This study will test the safety and efficacy of recombinant human endostatin adenovirus (Ad-rhE) in the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors.
Name: endostatin gene
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Expression of endostatin by adenoviral gene transfer (Ad-rhEndo, E10A) generates a strong systemic therapeutic effect in several models of solid tumors in mice.7,8,9,10 --- E10A ---
Intratumoral injections of E10A into subcutaneous xenografts of hepatocellular carcinoma BEL-7402, nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE-2, Tongue cancer Tca8113 in nude mice demonstrated significant tumor growth inhibition and reduce angiogenesis in tumors. --- E10A ---
No toxic effects of E10A administration in these pharmacology studies were identified. --- E10A ---
On the base of promising preclinical results in solid tumors, we undertook a dose-escalation phase I trial of E10A in the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors. --- E10A ---