Modulation of steroid status by conventional chemotherapy was studied in 31 breast cancer patients receiving CMF and in 31 age-matched breast cancer patients without any therapy, taken as controls. This was achieved through the study of oestrogen excretion profiles using previously identified parameters and referring not only to classical but also to the "other", namely catechol and unusual, oestrogen metabolites. After CMF treatment the premenopausal patients exhibit a modified excretion pattern, mainly concerning a marked and significant reduction of classical oestrogens, as shown by pattern indices. Because there is evidence that oestriol metabolism is not markedly affected by CMF treatment, such a significant decrease in classical oestrogens must be attributed to the secretory function, presumably ovarian ab origine. To the contrary, after treatment, pattern indices show significantly higher median values in postmenopausal patients. Mean oestriol ratio values also display a significant increase, thus supporting the hypothesis that conventional cytotoxic drugs may act by enhancing oestrogen metabolic rates. In fact, the postmenopausal treated subgroup proved to have significantly higher excretion levels of most of the oestrogens considered to date. Surprisingly, E1 + E1-S fractions were strongly reduced in this subgroup and this leads to the suggestion of an increased steroid metabolic rate by CMF treatment. However, comparing 9 breast cancer patients, when having had both short-term and non-short-term CMF treatment, the effects on steroid excretion patterns appear to arise at an early stage.

Castagnetta Luigi, Traina Adele, Ciaccio Marcello, Carruba Giuseppe, Polito Lucia, & Di Carlo Antonino (1985). Modulation of oestrogen excretion profiles by adjuvant chemotherapy in pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer. JOURNAL OF STEROID BIOCHEMISTRY, 23(6), 1115-1122 [10.1016/0022-4731(85)90029-9].

Modulation of oestrogen excretion profiles by adjuvant chemotherapy in pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer

Castagnetta Luigi;Ciaccio Marcello;Carruba Giuseppe;
1985

Abstract

Modulation of steroid status by conventional chemotherapy was studied in 31 breast cancer patients receiving CMF and in 31 age-matched breast cancer patients without any therapy, taken as controls. This was achieved through the study of oestrogen excretion profiles using previously identified parameters and referring not only to classical but also to the "other", namely catechol and unusual, oestrogen metabolites. After CMF treatment the premenopausal patients exhibit a modified excretion pattern, mainly concerning a marked and significant reduction of classical oestrogens, as shown by pattern indices. Because there is evidence that oestriol metabolism is not markedly affected by CMF treatment, such a significant decrease in classical oestrogens must be attributed to the secretory function, presumably ovarian ab origine. To the contrary, after treatment, pattern indices show significantly higher median values in postmenopausal patients. Mean oestriol ratio values also display a significant increase, thus supporting the hypothesis that conventional cytotoxic drugs may act by enhancing oestrogen metabolic rates. In fact, the postmenopausal treated subgroup proved to have significantly higher excretion levels of most of the oestrogens considered to date. Surprisingly, E1 + E1-S fractions were strongly reduced in this subgroup and this leads to the suggestion of an increased steroid metabolic rate by CMF treatment. However, comparing 9 breast cancer patients, when having had both short-term and non-short-term CMF treatment, the effects on steroid excretion patterns appear to arise at an early stage.
Castagnetta Luigi, Traina Adele, Ciaccio Marcello, Carruba Giuseppe, Polito Lucia, & Di Carlo Antonino (1985). Modulation of oestrogen excretion profiles by adjuvant chemotherapy in pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer. JOURNAL OF STEROID BIOCHEMISTRY, 23(6), 1115-1122 [10.1016/0022-4731(85)90029-9].
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