Therapy Detail

Therapy Name Metformin + Sorafenib
Therapy Description

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Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Metformin Glucophage Apo-Metformin Glucophage (metformin) inhibits part of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and may exert antineoplastic effects through inhibition of mTOR (NCI Drug Dictionary). Glucophage (metformin) is FDA approved for type 2 diabetes (FDA.gov).
Sorafenib Nexavar BAY 43-9006 CSF1R Inhibitor 22 FLT3 Inhibitor 48 KIT Inhibitor 48 PDGFR-beta Inhibitor 13 RAF Inhibitor (Pan) 17 RET Inhibitor 36 VEGFR2 Inhibitor 34 Nexavar (sorafenib) is a multikinase inhibitor with activity against several kinases, including RAF kinases, VEGFR2, VEGFR3, PDGFR-beta, KIT, FLT3, RET, and CSF1R, potentially resulting in decreased tumor growth (PMID: 18445656, PMID: 15466206, PMID: 21517818). Nexavar (sorafenib) is approved for metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma (FDA.gov).
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
Unknown unknown hepatocellular carcinoma not applicable Metformin + Sorafenib Preclinical - Cell line xenograft Actionable In a preclinical study, addition of Glucophage (metformin) sensitized hepatocellular carcinoma cells to Nexavar (sorafenib) induced apoptosis in culture, resulted in suppression of postoperative intrahepatic recurrence and lung metastasis in cell line xenograft models (PMID: 26957312). 26957312
Clinical Trial Phase Therapies Title Recruitment Status