Targeting angiogenesis has not been successful as a treatment for pancreatic cancer. Studies using monoclonal antibodies or small molecule inhibitors of the VEGFR pathway have failed to demonstrate benefit. Now, a phase II study has shown that sorafenib does not improve the efficacy of gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
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Saif, M. Sorafenib: no effect on efficacy of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 11, 8–9 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2013.234
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