Gastrointestinal cancer: Targeted therapies in gastric cancer—the dawn of a new era

Abstract

The international phase III REGARD study demonstrated improved overall survival with ramucirumab as second-line therapy for patients with advanced-stage gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. As a novel biological treatment, is ramucirumab also the harbinger of a new era of targeted therapies in this prevalent and highly morbid disease? 
DOI: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2013.231

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