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SP10.1 Local anesthetics and cancer recurrence
  1. Alain Borgeat


University of Zürich, Switzerland

There is a growing interest regarding the impact of the perioperative period and the application of anesthetic drugs on the recurrence of cancer metastases. Among them the use of amide-type local anesthetics seems promising since in vitro studies have shown their potential to inhibit the ICAM-1 expression and the Src activity, which are clearly implicated in the process of inflammation and cancer metastases.

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