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Johanna C Bendell, Dana Thompson, Brian M Hemphill, David Wenk, Chris Earwood, Cassie M Lane, Andrew Kennedy
BACKGROUND: This phase II study combined aflibercept with preoperative chemoradiation for patients with stage II/III rectal cancer, followed by mFOLFOX6/aflibercept. METHODS: Patients received preoperative 5-FU (days 1-43), radiation (weeks 1-6), and aflibercept (days 1-15) each 28 day cycle for 6 weeks. Six weeks following the last aflibercept dose, patients underwent surgical resection. Four cycles of mFOLFOX6 plus aflibercept began 8 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: Common treatment-related toxicities included diarrhea, fatigue, and mucositis...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Investigation
Jianming Xu, Yingxin Li, Xing Sun, Dongsheng Zhang, Rongrui Liu, Samira Ziti-Ljajic, Dongmei Shi, Fengying Xue, Nathalie Le Bail, Ruihua Xu
Background This study assessed the preliminary safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and anti-tumor effects of aflibercept in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) in Chinese patients with previously-treated advanced solid malignancies. Patients and Methods This open-label single-arm Phase I study conducted at two centers in China included adult (≥18 years) patients with metastatic or unresectable solid malignancies who had received ≥1 prior treatment. Patients received aflibercept 4 mg/kg IV on Day 1 followed by FOLFIRI over Days 1 and 2 every 2 weeks, and were assessed for safety, tumor response, PK parameters and immunogenicity...
August 2017: Investigational New Drugs
Muhammad Wasif Saif, Valerie Relias, Kostas Syrigos, Krishna S Gunturu
Ziv-afilbercept (Zaltrap, Ziv) is a humanized fusion protein constructed by joining the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) binding portions of human VEGF receptors 1 and 2 to the Fc portion of human immunoglobulin IgG1. Recently, a randomized, open-label, phase III study compared 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan (FOLFIRI)/Ziv with FOLFIRI/placebo in patients who had been previously treated with oxaliplatin based chemotherapy for metastatic colon cancer (mCRC). Patients who had received prior bevacizumab therapy were also eligible...
December 10, 2014: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
Kostas N Syrigos, Muhammad W Saif, Eleni M Karapanagiotou, George Oikonomopoulos, Filippo De Marinis
As a result of improved effectiveness of first-, second-line and maintenance therapeutic regimens in non-small cell lung cancer, there is need for new options as third-line treatment. Erlotinib and gefitinib are currently the only drugs of proven efficacy in the third-line setting. Chemotherapy drugs, such as pemetrexed, are being investigated, as are many new agents, such as cetuximab, sunitinib, sorafenib, everolimus, enzastaurin, afilbercept. These novel targeted therapies seem to improve response rates and progression-free survival and their toxicity is tolerable...
February 2011: Anticancer Research
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