SURGERY TODAY, vol.36, no.1, pp.47-51, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
Purpose. Neoadjuvant treatment is often given for locally advanced malignancies; however, clinical and experimental studies have shown that some chemotherapeutic agents impair wound healing. It has been reported that granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) applied locally improves dermal wound healing. Thus, we investigated the effects of locally injected GM-CSF on abdominal wounds impaired by adriamycin, a widely used chemotherapeutic agent.