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Vismodegib: A Review.
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PMID:  24359667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In January 2012, vismodegib (Erivedge, manufactured by Genentech) became the first selective inhibitor of the Hedgehog signaling pathway to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma. The drug selectively binds to Smoothened, a 7-helix transmembrane receptor, thereby inhibiting activation of transcription factors of the glioma-associated oncogene family and suppressing tumor proliferation and growth. Studies published to date have assessed the efficacy of vismodegib according to clinical and radiologic outcomes but little information is available on the molecular mechanisms underpinning the proven clinical efficacy of the drug. This review will cover recent data on the Hedgehog signaling pathway and data from clinical trials with vismodegib in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, and will consider its use in other types of tumor.
V Ruiz; M Alegre; A López-Ferrer; J R Garcés
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Actas dermo-sifiliograficas     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1578-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  Actas Dermosifiliogr     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373062     Medline TA:  Actas Dermosifiliogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L. y AEDV. All rights reserved.
Vernacular Title:
Vismodegib: revisión.
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