Yazdi K. Pithavala

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BACKGROUND Axitinib (AG-013736) is a potent and selective oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, which have an important role in pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of gemcitabine plus axitinib versus gemcitabine alone. METHODS Between January and August, 2006, 103 patients(More)
PURPOSE Axitinib, a potent and selective inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, 3, is metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A4 and glucuronidation. This study evaluated the effect of rifampin, a potent inducer of drug-metabolizing enzymes, on axitinib plasma pharmacokinetics. Equal numbers of Japanese and Caucasian subjects were enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE Axitinib (AG-013736), an oral, potent, and selective inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, is metabolized primarily by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A with minor contributions from CYP1A2, CYP2C19, and glucuronidation. Co-administration with CYP inhibitors may increase systemic exposure to axitinib and alter its safety(More)
Axitinib, an orally administered inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor 1, 2 and 3, is primarily metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4/5 but is also a substrate for CYP1A2, CYP2C19, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT)1A1 and the drug transporters P-glycoprotein (encoded by the ABCB1 gene) and OATP1B1 (encoded by SLC01B1). The potential(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of hepatic impairment on the pharmacokinetics and safety of a single, oral axitinib dose in subjects with mild or moderate hepatic impairment. METHODS In this phase I, open-label, parallel-group study, a total of 24 subjects with either normal hepatic function (n = 8) or with mild (n = 8) or moderate (n = 8) hepatic(More)
The novel folate analogue AG2034, which was designed as an inhibitor of GARFT (glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase), was evaluated in this phase I study under the auspices of The Cancer Research Campaign, UK. AG2034 blocks de novo purine synthesis through inhibition of GARFT. A total of 28 patients with histologically proven intractable cancers(More)
PURPOSE Axitinib, a potent and selective second-generation inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors, has shown activity in advanced thyroid cancer in a Phase II study. We report updated overall survival and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) analyses from the study. METHODS Patients (N = 60) with advanced thyroid cancer of any(More)
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