Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Model for Topotecan in Mice

Topotecan is a chemotherapeutic agent of choice for the second-line treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. In this article, we have developed a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model to characterize and predict topotecan concentrations in mouse plasma and tissues. Single intravenous (IV) doses (5, 10 and 30 mg/kg) of topotecan were administered to male Swiss Webster mice, with plasma and tissue samples collected over 24 h, and with sample analysis by high performance liquid chromatography.