Antiangiogenic strategies, including monoclonal antibodies binding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or the corresponding receptor and small molecules which inhibit the function of different angio-related tyrosine kinase, produced interesting results in cancer treatments including non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Our results showed that CyH significantly inhibited angiogenesis <i>in vitro</i> and <i>in vivo</i>, and suppressed the hemoglobin content and HIF-1α and VEGF protein expression in xenografted NSCLC tissues of nude mice.
Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), was used in combination with traditional chemotherapy as the first line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and advanced ovarian cancer.
<b>Introduction</b>: To estimate the efficacy and safety of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (VEGFR-TKIs) in combination with chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
These drugs were selected based on the following: PTX is approved for TNBC; nintedanib combined with docetaxel has shown phase III clinical trial success, albeit in NSCLC; VEGF can act as local immunosuppressive factor; and PD-L1 antibody plus taxane therapy was recently reported to have encouraging phase III trial benefit in TNBC.
Anlotinib is a novel molecular targeted agent targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, which differs from the other currently available non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) molecular targeted drugs targeting this receptor.
The lack of efficacy associated with anti-EGFL7 combined with standard bevacizumab and chemotherapy in this phase II trial in non-small cell lung carcinoma is consistent with the lack of benefit observed in colorectal carcinoma, highlighting the challenge of enhancing the efficacy of VEGF inhibition in unselected populations.Future efforts with agents like anti-EGFL7 should be guided by advances in pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarker development for antiangiogenic agents.