Introduction: Intratumoral hypoxia is a hallmark of solid tumor formation and a negative predictor of patient survival. Adaptation to hypoxia is mainly achieved by the transcription factor HIF-1a, which is upregulated in a diverse range of human and experimental tumors and their metastases. HIF-1a target genes have been implicated in the induction of invasion and metastasis. However, HIF-1a’s tumor-supporting action depends on cell type and microenvironment and the precise role of HIF-1a for the pathogenesis of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) is largely unknown.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Presenting Author: Katja Freitag de Molina
Introduction: Somatostatin analogues (SSAs) are considered the gold standard for systemic therapy of advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Octreotide is one of the SSAs most widely used in long-term therapies of NETs. There is increasing evidence that clinical benefits could be obtained with higher SSAs circulating levels but remain unreachable with current products without impacting significantly the quality of life of the patients. APOC is a new injectable controlled release technology containing Octreotide invented and developed by Ascil-Biopharm and designed to cover specifically these clinical unmet needs. It is presented as ready-to-use and can easily be manufactured at selected doses and durations in prefilled syringe.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Medical treatment - Chemotherapy Somatostatin analogues, Interferon
Presenting Author: Rosa Maria Antonijoan Arbós
, controlled release
, octreotide acetate
, phase 1
, clinical trial
, drug effect