Introduction: Angiogenesis plays a crucial role in the proliferation and in the metastatic spread of tumour cells. Several agents with anti-angiogenic activity have been tested in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Motesanib (AMG 706) is a promising anti-angiogenic multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), which has been investigated as a monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy, in several types of cancer.Areas covered: We have reviewed the literature, and we have presented the results of clinical trials that have investigated the administration of motesanib in advanced NSCLC patients.Expert opinion: Encouraging results have been described with the administration of motesanib as first-line treatment in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in Asian patients with non-squamous advanced NSCLC. Further studies are needed in order to identify the predictive biomarkers of response and to select patients who may benefit from this anti-angiogenic treatment.
- Multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors
- Non-small-cell lung cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)