Combination treatment with erlotinib and pertuzumab against human tumor xenografts is superior to monotherapy.


In many solid tumors, overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptors (e.g., HER1/EGFR and HER2) correlates with poor prognosis. Erlotinib (Tarceva) is a potent HER1/EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Pertuzumab (Omnitarg), a novel HER2-specific, recombinant, humanized monoclonal antibody, prevents heterodimerization of HER2 with other HERs. Both… (More)


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