Histologic changes in the rat prostate cancer model after treatment with somatostatin analogs and D-Trp-6-LH-RH

Published on Monday, 09 July 2018


Histopathologic changes produced during the treatment of Dunning R3327 prostate cancer with new superactive somatostatin analogs (RC-121 and RC-160) and D-Trp-6 analog of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist (D-Trp-6-LH-RH) were studied.

A significant reduction of the tumor weight could be observed in all treated groups, but the greatest decrease in the tumor volume was seen in the groups receiving the combination of the somatostatin analog and D-Trp-6-LH-RH.

Histologically, the treatments resulted in a loss of the tumorous glandular elements and the proliferation of the stromal cells.

In the tumors treated with somatostatin analogs, the amount of connective tissue was greatly increased and was accompanied by the appearance of thick collagenous fibers.

In the D-Trp-6-LH-RH treated groups, regressive changes in the epithelium were seen in addition to the proliferation of connective tissue.

The greatest histologic improvement was observed in the group treated with the combination of RC-160 and D-Trp-6-LH-RH.

This histopathologic evaluation clearly supports our contention that superactive analogs of somatostatin greatly potentiate the inhibitory effect of D-Trp-6-LH-RH on the growth of Dunning prostate tumors and may improve the clinical response in patients with prostate cancer.


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- Somatostatin in oncology, the overlooked evidences;

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- The Di Bella Method (A Fixed Part - Bromocriptine/Cabergoline);

- The Di Bella Method (A Fixed Part - Cyclophosphamide and/or Hydroxyurea tablets, one or two per day);

- The Di Bella Method (DBM) in the treatment of prostate cancer: a preliminary retrospective study of 16 patients and a review of the literature;

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- Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the first-line treatment with somatostatin combined with melatonin, retinoids, vitamin D3, and low doses of cyclophosphamide in 20 cases of breast cancer: a preliminary report;

- The Di Bella Method (DBM) improved survival, objective response and performance status in a retrospective observational clinical study on 122 cases of breast cancer;

- Complete objective response to biological therapy of plurifocal breast carcinoma.