dovitinib (Pending FDA Approval)

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Dosing & Uses

Renal Cell Carcinoma

Pending FDA approval for third-line treatment of renal cell carcinoma

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Pan-tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), and other receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs)

Binds to and inhibits phosphorylation of type III-V RTKs (eg, VEGFR, platelet-derived growth factor receptor [PDGFR]) that promote tumor cell proliferation and survival in certain cancer cells

Additionally, also inhibits other members of the RTK superfamily, including FGFR 1 and 3, FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3, stem cell factor receptor (c-KIT), and colony stimulating factor receptor 1; these actions may further reduce cellular proliferation and angiogenesis, and an induction of tumor cell apoptosis

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