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Title: New drug developments in metastatic gastric cancer.
Author: Tan, Aaron C.
Chan, David L.
Faisal, Wasek
Pavlakis, Nick
Issue Date: 2018
Publication Title: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology.
Volume: 11
Start Page: 1
End Page: 13
Abstract: Abstract Metastatic gastric cancer is associated with a poor prognosis and novel treatment options are desperately needed. The development of targeted therapies heralded a new era for the management of metastatic gastric cancer, however results from clinical trials of numerous targeted agents have been mixed. The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors has yielded similar promise and results from early trials are encouraging. This review provides an overview of the systemic treatment options evaluated in metastatic gastric cancer, with a focus on recent evidence from clinical trials for targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors. The failure to identify appropriate predictive biomarkers has hampered the success of many targeted therapies in gastric cancer, and a deeper understanding of specific molecular subtypes and genomic alterations may allow for more precision in the application of novel therapies. Identifying appropriate biomarkers for patient selection is essential for future clinical trials, for the most effective use of novel agents and in combination approaches to account for growing complexity of treatment options.
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Internal ID Number: 01225
Health Subject: GASTRIC CANCER
Type: Journal Article
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