alexa Bevacizumab, a humanized anti-angiogenic monoclonal antibody for the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Krmer I, Lipp HP

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels are created from pre-existing vessels. It is essential for the growth and development of normal cells and tissues during embryonic and neonatal development and of tumour cells. Solid tumours rely on having an extensive network of blood vessels for growth and survival. The key mediator of angiogenesis, vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), is critical for the growth of tumours and their subsequent metastasis and is known to initiate angiogenesis. Bevacizumab is a humanized immunoglobulin G monoclonal antibody that binds to VEGF with high specificity, thereby blocking VEGF-mediated signalling pathways and thus angiogenesis. Clinical trials have shown that bevacizumab is effective in prolonging survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) when combined with standard chemotherapy. Consequently, bevacizumab has been approved in combination with 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic CRC. Bevacizumab is generally well tolerated in most patients and does not exacerbate the adverse events associated with conventional chemotherapy. Bevacizumab-related side effects are generally manageable; however, monitoring for hypertension, gastrointestinal perforation, bleeding, proteinuria and thromboembolism is advised, especially in patients with predisposing factors. In addition to demonstrated survival benefits, the convenient dosing schedule and lack of interactions should ensure the successful integration of this novel agent into clinical practice. This article was published in J Clin Pharm Ther and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords