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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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