The pharmacokinetic plasma profile of mitomycin C (MMC) was studied during sequential courses in man. MMC was given repeatedly as i.v. bolus injections at fixed dose levels to the same patient either as a single agent or as part of different combination chemotherapy regimens. Large interindividual variations between the various pharmacokinetic parameters were observed. Statistical analysis showed no significant differences between average pharmacokinetic parameters when comparing the first and the second MMC injection, except for the total body clearance (Cltot). The Cltot was higher for the second injection when compared to the first injection in a group of patients who received MMC as a single agent (10 patients). For a group of patients receiving MMC as part of a combination therapy the average values of Cltot of the first when compared to the second injection were not statistically different (nine patients). This observation could not be correlated with clinical observations on toxicities.
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