TITLE

ATTACKING BRAIN TUMORS HEAD-ON

AUTHOR(S)
Karpa, Kelly Dowhower
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Drug Topics;9/18/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 18, special section p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains that 34 drugs are in clinical trials for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme and brain tumors, which means pharmacists will be playing an expanded role in the treatment of these diseases. A monoclonal antibody called bevacizumab inhibits the activity of vascular endothelial growth factor and disrupts a tumor's blood supply. Antineoplastic agents on trial include irinotecan, temozolamide, epidermal growth factor receptor variant III, granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor, interleukin-13 receptors, and cintredekin besudotox. INSET: Help for caregivers..
ACCESSION #
22603582

 

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