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Sep 2019 The Lancet. Oncology

Pazopanib or methotrexate-vinblastine combination chemotherapy in adult patients with progressive desmoid tumours (DESMOPAZ): a non-comparative, randomised, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 study.


Toulmonde M, Pulido M, Ray-Coquard I, Isambert N, Chevreau C, Penel N, Bompas E, Saada E, Bertucci F, Lebbe C, Le Cesne A, Soulie P, Piperno-Neumann S, Sweet S, Cecchi F, Hembrough T, Bellera C, Kind M, Crombe A, Lucchesi C, Le Loarer F, Blay JY, Italiano A


Desmoid tumours are locally aggressive tumours associated with substantial morbidity. No systemic treatments are approved for this disease, with methotrexate-vinblastine the only chemotherapy regimen assessed in a clinical trial setting to date. VEGF overexpression is a common feature in aggressive desmoid tumours. Pazopanib is an oral antiangiogenic agent targeting VEGF receptors 1, 2, and 3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-like protein (PDGFR) α and β, and c-KIT tyrosine kinases. We aimed to assess antitumour activity and safety of targeted therapy or combination chemotherapy in progressive desmoid tumours.

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