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The impact of panitumumab treatment on survival and quality of life in patients with RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer

Authors Battaglin F, Puccini A, Ahcene Djaballah S, Lenz HJ

Received 17 April 2019

Accepted for publication 11 June 2019

Published 28 June 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 5911—5924


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Antonella D'Anneo

Francesca Battaglin,1 Alberto Puccini,2 Selma Ahcene Djaballah,3 Heinz-Josef Lenz1

1Division of Medical Oncology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA; 2Medical Oncology Unit 1, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy; 3Medical Oncology Unit 1, Clinical and Experimental Oncology Department, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV - IRCCS, Padua 35128, Italy

Abstract: Panitumumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). It is currently approved for the treatment of RAS wild-type (WT) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in combination with chemotherapy in first- and second-line and as monotherapy in chemorefractory patients. This review will provide an overview of main efficacy data on panitumumab from its early development up to latest evidences, including novel perspectives on predictive biomarkers of anti-EGFRs efficacy and mechanisms of secondary resistance. Quality of life (QoL) related issues and panitumumab safety profile will be addressed as well.

Keywords: panitumumab, colorectal cancer, EGFR, RAS, biomarker, quality of life

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