Initial testing of the multitargeted kinase inhibitor pazopanib by the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pazopanib is an oral angiogenesis inhibitor targeting vascular growth factor receptor-1, -2, and -3, platelet derived growth factor receptor-α, platelet derived growth factor receptor-β, and KIT that has demonstrated activity against a variety of adult cancer xenografts. Pazopanib was tested against a panel of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma xenografts at a dose of 108 mg/kg/day or 100 mg/kg twice daily, administered orally for 28 days. While no objective responses were observed, pazopanib induced statistically significant differences in event-free survival compared to controls in approximately one-half of the sarcoma xenograft models tested. Though well tolerated, pazopanib showed limited activity against the sarcoma models evaluated, with the best tumor responses being growth delay.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keir, ST; Morton, CL; Wu, J; Kurmasheva, RT; Houghton, PJ; Smith, MA

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 586 - 588

PubMed ID

  • 22190407

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4245051

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-5017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pbc.24016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States