Lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, potentiates the antitumor effects of cisplatin on esophageal carcinoma.

Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression occurs in over 30% of esophageal carcinomas. Combination therapies of EGFR- and HER2-targeting agents with cytotoxic agents are considered a potential therapeutic strategy for esophageal cancer. The antitumor effects of lapatinib, a dual tyrosine… CONTINUE READING