Antiangiogenic therapies for non-small-cell lung cancer

Suresh S. Ramalingam, Chandra P. Belani

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Angiogenesis is critical for tumor growth and metastasis. VEGF is an important mediator of angiogenesis and has emerged as a leading target for cancer therapy. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody to VEGF, has demonstrated improved overall survival when given in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer. VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors are active as monotherapy in advanced non-smallcell lung cancer but have not improved survival when given in combination with chemotherapy. Identification of predictive biomarkers for antiangiogenic agents is a major focus of ongoing investigations. Agents targeting important mediators of angiogenesis are currently being evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781780840345
ISBN (Print)9781780841175
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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