Somatostatin analogs for cancer treatment and diagnosis: an overview.

  title={Somatostatin analogs for cancer treatment and diagnosis: an overview.},
  author={Carmelo Scarpignato and Iva Pelosini},
  volume={47 Suppl 2},
Due to the limited efficacy and considerable toxicity of conventional chemotherapy, novel cytotoxic agents and innovative noncytotoxic approaches to cancer treatment are being developed. Amongst the various hormonal agents, increasing attention is being directed to somatostatin analogs. This is largely due to the demonstration of antineoplastic activity of these compounds in a variety of experimental models in vitro and in vivo and to the elucidation of some aspects of the molecular mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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