EGFR Inhibitor (Pan)
EGFR Inhibitor 1st gen
||Tarceva (erlotinib) is a first-generation EGFR inhibitor, which is FDA approved for non-small cell lung carcinoma patients with EGFR exon 19 deletions and/or EGFR L858R and in combination with gemcitabine for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (FDA.gov; PMID: 25302162).
Chemotherapy - Antimetabolite
||Gemzar (gemcitabine) is converted in cells to difluorodeoxycytidine di- and triphosphate (dFdCDP, dFdCTP), which act to inhibit ribonucleoside reductase and as a deoxynucleotide analog respectively, resulting in DNA strand termination and apoptosis (NCI Drug Dictionary).
||Navelbine (vinorelbine) is a tubulin binding alkaloid that inhibits tubulin polymerization, thus inhibiting spindle formation, leading to apoptosis (NCI Drug Dictionary). Navelbine (vinorelbine) is approved for use in NSCLC (FDA.gov).