Olaratumab (OLA), a monoclonal antibody against platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα), has recently been used against soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) combined with doxorubicin (DOX), with limited efficacy. The goal of the present study was to determine the efficacy of OLA in combination with DOX and ifosfamide (IFO) on STS. Undifferentiated soft-tissue sarcoma (USTS) from a striated muscle of a patient was grown orthotopically in the right biceps femoris muscle of nude mice to establish USTS patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. USTS PDOX tumors were treated with OLA alone, DOX alone, DOX combined with IFO, OLA combined with DOX or IFO, and OLA combined with DOX and IFO. Tumor size and body weight were measured during the 14 days of treatment. Tumor growth was arrested by OLA combined with DOX and IFO. Tumors treated with OLA combined with DOX and IFO had the most necrosis. The present study demonstrates the power of the PDOX model to identify the novel effective treatment strategy of the combination of OLA, DOX and IFO for soft-tissue sarcomas.
- Combination therapy
- Patient-derived orthotopic xenograft
- Undifferentiated soft-tissue sarcoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research