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Investigational agents against platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17302527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ovarian cancer is still the fourth cause of death by cancer among women and is the most fatal among gynaecological tumours. The goal of treatment for patients with recurrent, platinum-resistant (platinum-free interval < 6 months) ovarian cancer is the palliation of symptoms because no evidence indicates that present therapies may prolong survival in this setting of patients. Successful management of these patients depends on the identification of agents that are not cross-resistant with platinum compounds. The development of molecular biology is providing us with new information on the molecular basis of cancer, its mechanism of initiation and progression, and supply the need of a more patient-tailored therapy where specific tumours are treated with specific drugs. This paper reports and discusses new developments in the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer patients. The authors present proteomic advances, including the HER kinases, the 26S proteasome and the angiogenesis pathway. The opportunities to change the treatment of ovarian cancer will require creative clinical trial design but the next 10 years promise to be filled with therapeutic advances for patients with ovarian cancer.
Domenica Lorusso; Gabriella Ferrandina; Francesco Fanfani; Maria Lucia Gagliardi; Giovanni Scambia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on investigational drugs     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1744-7658     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Investig Drugs     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-16     Completed Date:  2007-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434197     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Investig Drugs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
Drug Resistance, Neoplasm*
Ovarian Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Platinum Compounds / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Platinum Compounds

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