Q&A: Assessing the Evolving Role of Angiogenesis-Targeting Agents in the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers

Dr. Maurie Markman, who wrote the Foreword of my book and is the Director of Cancer Treatment Centers of America answers questions from other oncologists

Course Director

Maurie Markman, MD

Maurie Markman, MD
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Drexel University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Overview New advances in the management of gynecologic cancers may herald a shift in the treatment paradigm. Until recently, the therapeutic landscape has primarily comprised well-established strategies and not many novel options, but recurrence rates with standard therapies are high and outcomes are often suboptimal. Among the newer targeted approaches, therapies targeting angiogenesis have shown the most promise in clinical trials. It is important for clinicians to understand the potential roles of these angiogenesis-targeting agents and their optimal use in the management of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian and cervical cancer, in various settings

COMMENT

Angiogenesis  targeting  is discussed fully in the book. The idea is that tumors need and do make blood vessels as little roads and highways to get nourished  to sustain themselves and to spread from, ANTI angio genesis drugs are finding more and more applications in more and more tumors whereby they block the tumor’s home grown angiogenesis factor and block thus hopefully effectively starve the tumor. They are often used in combination with other drugs and  sometimes used alone Those who wish to read the more in depth Q and A with Dr. Markman can go here

Q&A: Assessing the Evolving Role of Angiogenesis-Targeting Agents in the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s