New target therapies in advanced pancreatic cancer

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

The recent elucidation both of the mechanisms involved in pancreatic cancer carcinogenesis and the related molecular events, has led to several distinct therapeutic advances, including many novel target agents, such as monoclonal antibodies against EGFR, EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors, monoclonal antibody against VEGF, farnesyl transferase inhibitors, matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, COX 2 inhibitors, and the development of gene therapy to target pancreatic cancer. This review highlights recent findings in the treatment of pancreatic cancer by using these novel therapeutic approaches.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles