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From chemotherapy to targeted treatment


Dummer, R; Rozati, S; Eggmann, N; Rinderknecht, J; Goldinger, S M (2012). From chemotherapy to targeted treatment. Annals of Oncology, 23(Sup 10):x101-x103.

Abstract

Today, melanoma is considered as a spectrum of melanocytic malignancies that can be characterized by clinical and molecular features, including targetable mutations in several kinases. The successful development of therapies, targeting mutated BRaF (v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1) or c-KIT (v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog), has resulted in new treatment options including vemurafenib, imatinib and mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors. These molecules are selected if the respective mutation is present. after this first progress in the treatment of advanced melanoma, there is expectation that combinations of kinase inhibitor will additionally improve the overall survival rates and progression-free survival in advanced melanoma.

Abstract

Today, melanoma is considered as a spectrum of melanocytic malignancies that can be characterized by clinical and molecular features, including targetable mutations in several kinases. The successful development of therapies, targeting mutated BRaF (v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1) or c-KIT (v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog), has resulted in new treatment options including vemurafenib, imatinib and mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors. These molecules are selected if the respective mutation is present. after this first progress in the treatment of advanced melanoma, there is expectation that combinations of kinase inhibitor will additionally improve the overall survival rates and progression-free survival in advanced melanoma.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:29 Jan 2013 12:48
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:20
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0923-7534
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mds308
PubMed ID:22987942

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