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Onivyde for the therapy of multiple solid tumors

Authors Zhang H

Received 2 February 2016

Accepted for publication 8 April 2016

Published 20 May 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 3001—3007


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Min Li

Haijun Zhang

Department of Oncology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Drug delivery system based on nanobiotechnology can improve the pharmacokinetics and therapeutic index of chemotherapeutic agents, which has revolutionized tumor therapy. Onivyde, also known as MM-398 or PEP02, is a nanoliposomal formulation of irinotecan which has demonstrated encouraging anticancer activity across a broad range of malignancies, including pancreatic cancer, esophago-gastric cancer, and colorectal cancer. This up-to-date review not only focuses on the structure, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics of Onivyde but also summarizes clinical trials and recommends Onivyde for patients with advanced solid tumors.

Keywords: irinotecan, PEP02, MM-398, Onivyde, drug delivery system, tumor therapy

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