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Trabectedin: novel insights in the treatment of advanced sarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24756367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Soft tissue sarcomas are a heterogenous group of malignancies with relatively high mortality rates. The outlook for these patients has been poor, with only a few drugs showing measurable activity. Trabectedin is a new alkylating agent with significant activity in sarcomas, but particularly in liposarcomas and leiomyosarcomas, both as a single agent or in combination with other drugs. Phase I and II studies of trabectedin have shown measurable benefit. Currently there are several Phase III trials which have completed accrual to better study its use as a single agent or in combination therapy, although outcomes have not yet been reported. Trabectedin (Yondelis) is approved for the treatment of sarcomas by the EMEA, but is not yet approved by the FDA, pending the results of the currently maturing phase III trials.
Authors:
Jay Patrick Lopez; Csaba Gajdos; Anthony Elias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology reports     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1534-6269     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888967     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387     Citation Subset:  IM    
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