Association of variant ABCG2 and the pharmacokinetics of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in cancer patients.

The purpose of the study was to determine if the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), gefitinib and erlotinib, are substrates for the efflux transporter ABCG2, and to investigate the relevance of the ABCG2 421C>A (Q141K) polymorphism to the pharmacokinetics of gefitinib. Gefitinib and erlotinib transport in vitro was… CONTINUE READING