Combination therapy with capecitabine and temozolomide in patients with low and high grade neuroendocrine tumors, with an exploratory analysis of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase as a biomarker for response.

Owen DH, Alexander AJ, Konda B, Wei L, Hemminger JA, Schmidt CR, Abdel-Misih SRZ, Dillhoff ME, Sipos JA, Kirschner LS, Shah MH
Oncotarget 8 104046-104056 11/28/2017

Abstract

Recent advances in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NET), including the combination regimen of capecitabine and temozolomide (CAPTEM), have mostly focused on grade 1 and 2 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). We undertook a retrospective review of 38 patients with advanced NET treated with CAPTEM, including patients with non-pancreatic tumors as well as grade 2 and 3 tumors. O

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