||ISIS-STAT3rx (AZD9150) is an antisense oligonucleotide that inhibits translation of STAT3, which is often activated by receptor tyrosine kinases including FGFR, thereby preventing cell proliferation (NCI Drug Dictionary, PMID: 23935373).
Chemotherapy - Platinum
||Paraplatin (carboplatin) is a second-generation platinum compound and is activated intracellularly to form reactive platinum complexes that cross link DNA with DNA and with proteins. This induces apoptosis and inhibits cell growth (NCI Drug Dictionary).
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor
||Imfinzi (durvalumab) is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and inhibits PD-L1 (CD274), potentially resulting in increased immune response to tumors (PMID: 25943534, 28214651). Imfinzi (durvalumab) is FDA approved for use in patients with urothelial carcinoma and unresectable, stage III non-small cell lung cancer (FDA.gov).
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).