Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Recent Promising Treatment for Late-Stage AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)

Are there any promising treatments in late-stage testing?

Yes, there are several drugs being investigated in phase II and phase III trials. We currently have a phase III trial open with a drug called rigosertib for patients who have failed prior treatment with azacitidine or decitabine, which are known as demethylating agents. The proposed mechanism of action for these drugs is that they alter gene expression profiles in the cancer cells and increase their susceptibility to death. Rigosertib is a cell cycle inhibitor and would prevent the cancer cells from growing and induce direct damage to the cancer cells, causing their death.

For PapAmore', Arend 'Odee' Lenderink 

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