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The role of Pazopanib in Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A comprehensive review of the literature


INTRODUCTION: Sarcomas are a rare and heterogeneous group of tumours of mesenchymal origin. Single agent pazopanib showed activity in a phase II clinical trial designed to screen various soft tissue sarcoma subtypes [10] and a phase III [11] clinical trial followed resulting in FDA approval in 2012 for use in metastatic soft tissue sarcoma exposed to prior chemotherapy.

METHODS: We conducted an independent computerised review of PubMed and ScienceDirect database up to May 2015 using combinations of terms such as soft tissue sarcoma, pazopanib, STS ,VEGFR2, TKIs ,angiogenesis, advanced sarcoma treatment, targeted therapy for sarcoma

AIM: Our aim was to explore the role of pazopanib in soft tissue sarcoma (STS) treatment, its mode of action, the clinical trials supporting its approval, safety and efficacy, how the product fits into the real world and its contribution to the development of targeted therapy for STS

CONCLUSION: Pazopanib is a valid, innovative and cost-effective approach in the treatment of advanced pre-treated STS

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Medicina, Medicina Clínica, Medicina Interna, Hematología, oncología