Dose intensity and autologous stem cell transplantation as salvage therapy for pediatric primary CNS malignancies
Seiji Kojima,1 Andrei Cucuianu,2,3 Yoshiyuki Takahashi,1 Ioana Berindan-Neagoe,4–6 Ioan-Stefan Florian,7 Delia Dima,2 Ciprian Tomuleasa2,4
1Department of Paediatrics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan; 2Department of Hematology, Ion Chiricuta Oncology Institute, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 3Department of Hematology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 4Department of Functional Genomics and Experimental Pathology, Ion Chiricuta Oncology Institute, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 5Department of Immunology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 6Research Center for Functional Genomics, Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania; 7Department of Neurosurgery, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania
We have read with great interest the work of Lu et al published recently in the International Journal of Nanomedicine,1 in which the authors describe different strategies for an efficient delivery of drugs to the central nervous system (CNS) across the blood–brain and blood–cerebrospinal fluid barriers. The paper describes in a very organized and efficient manner the current approaches to improve the penetration of various drugs across the blood–brain barrier, of key importance in CNS malignancies.
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