MD Anderson study finds everolimus prolongs progression-free survival for patients with neuroendocrine tumors:

MD Anderson study finds everolimus prolongs progression-free survival for patients with neuroendocrine tumors:   NCI Cancer Center News Combination treatment with everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target rapamycin (mTOR), and octreotide has shown to improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors and a history of carcinoid syndrome, according to researchers at The … Continue reading “MD Anderson study finds everolimus prolongs progression-free survival for patients with neuroendocrine tumors:”

MD Anderson study finds everolimus prolongs progression-free survival for patients with neuroendocrine tumors:

 

NCI Cancer Center News

Combination treatment with everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target rapamycin (mTOR), and octreotide has shown to improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors and a history of carcinoid syndrome, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results of the international, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III study were published today in the journal Lancet. The treatment combination of everolimus and octreotide long-acting repeatable (LAR), a somatostatin analogue that has shown antitumor activity,  led to a clinically meaningful five-month delay in tumor growth, compared to octreotide alone.

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