We evaluated the potential use of intraoperative gelatin matrix hemostatic sealant (GMHS; FloSeal; Baxter Healthcare) embedded with macrophages (Mφ) transduced with murine interleukin (IL)-12 recombinant adenoviral vector (G/Mφ/AdmIL-12) for prevention of recurrence of prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy. Application of G/Mφ/AdmIL-12 resulted in significant suppression of tumor growth and spontaneous lung metastases, a statistically significant survival advantage of the G/Mφ/AdmIL-12-treated animals, more efficient trafficking of Mφ to lymph nodes draining from the prostate and generation of systemic natural killer cell activity and tumor-specific cytolytic T lymphocyte responses compared to the controls in a preclinical mouse model of residual prostate cancer. Our data recommend this treatment as a novel adjuvant for prevention of local recurrence of prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy.
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- Cancer Research