Anti-angiogenic therapies in cancer clinical trials.
Zhang HT., Harris AL.
Strategies involving vasculature have widely been acknowledged to have therapeutic potential in the management of cancer and other diseases. Based on a large body of evidence from preclinical studies and early clinical trials there is considerable optimism that anti-angiogenesis and vascular targeting will be a major clinical therapy. This review considers some 30 anti-angiogenic and vascular targeting agents that are currently in cancer clinical trials and highlights specific problems relating to the assessment of the activity of these agents in patients, trial design, potential toxicities and resistance mechanisms.