Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women and is characterized by the diffusion of nodules or plaques from the ovary to the peritoneal surfaces. Conventional therapeutic options cannot eradicate the disease and show low efficacy against resistant tumor subclones. The treatment of liquids via cold atmospheric pressure plasma enables the production of plasma-activated liquids (PALs) containing reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) with selective anticancer activity. Thus, the delivery of RONS to cancer tissues by intraperitoneal washing with PALs might be an innovative strategy for the treatment of EOC. In this work, plasma-activated Ringer's Lactate solution (PA-RL) was produced by exposing a liquid substrate to a multiwire plasma source. Subsequently, PA-RL dilutions are used for the treatment of EOC, non-cancer and fibroblast cell lines, revealing a selectivity of PA-RL, which induces a significantly higher cytotoxic effect in EOC with respect to non-cancer cells.

Plasma-activated Ringer's Lactate Solution Displays a Selective Cytotoxic Effect on Ovarian Cancer Cells

Bisag, Alina;Bucci, Cristiana;Coluccelli, Sara;Girolimetti, Giulia;Laurita, Romolo;De Iaco, Pierandrea;Perrone, Anna Myriam;Gherardi, Matteo;Marchio, Lorena;Porcelli, Anna Maria;Colombo, Vittorio;Gasparre, Giuseppe
2020

Abstract

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women and is characterized by the diffusion of nodules or plaques from the ovary to the peritoneal surfaces. Conventional therapeutic options cannot eradicate the disease and show low efficacy against resistant tumor subclones. The treatment of liquids via cold atmospheric pressure plasma enables the production of plasma-activated liquids (PALs) containing reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) with selective anticancer activity. Thus, the delivery of RONS to cancer tissues by intraperitoneal washing with PALs might be an innovative strategy for the treatment of EOC. In this work, plasma-activated Ringer's Lactate solution (PA-RL) was produced by exposing a liquid substrate to a multiwire plasma source. Subsequently, PA-RL dilutions are used for the treatment of EOC, non-cancer and fibroblast cell lines, revealing a selectivity of PA-RL, which induces a significantly higher cytotoxic effect in EOC with respect to non-cancer cells.
Bisag, Alina; Bucci, Cristiana; Coluccelli, Sara; Girolimetti, Giulia; Laurita, Romolo; De Iaco, Pierandrea; Perrone, Anna Myriam; Gherardi, Matteo; Marchio, Lorena; Porcelli, Anna Maria; Colombo, Vittorio; Gasparre, Giuseppe
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