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Afatinib, nintedanib, nsclc, erlotinib

M Majem, C Pallarès
Docetaxel, pemetrexed and epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (gefitinib and erlotinib) are recommended second-line therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with disease progression. Although erlotinib is the only recommended third-line therapy, several drugs are being used in the clinic. Recent studies have focused on combining targeted agents with approved therapies, including broad-spectrum multikinase inhibitors targeting multiple ErbB Family receptors and multitargeted anti-angiogenic agents targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, platelet-derived growth factor receptor and fibroblast growth factor receptor pathways...
May 2013: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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