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  • nab-paclitaxel (Albumin-Bound Microtubule Inhibitor)

    The safety and efficacy of the agents and/or uses under investigation have not been established. There is no guarantee that the agents will receive health authority approval or become commercially available in any country for the uses being investigated.

    Proposed Mechanism of Action

    The taxanes act by inhibiting microtubule dynamics during cell division.1-5 The pharmacology of paclitaxel is dependent on its delivery vehicle, and various formulations have produced clinically different outcomes.6,7 nab-Paclitaxel uses albumin to deliver paclitaxel.1,2 Albumin is a ubiquitous carrier of biomolecules in the blood, and it may be consumed by growing tumors as a source of nutrients.8-11

    nab-paclitaxel by Disease State

    nab-paclitaxel in Solid Tumors

    Post Approval Research
    Breast: Metastatic

    Post Approval Research
    Non-small cell lung: Advanced (First-line)

    Post Approval Research
    Pancreatic: Metastatic (First-line)

    Phase 3
    Pancreatic: Adjuvant

    Post Approval Research
    Gastric: Metastatic (Japan)

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    Rationale for Clinical Development

    Preclinical studies in 2 different pancreatic cancer mouse models (mice with human pancreatic cancer xenografts and genetically engineered mice) demonstrated greater anti-tumor activity with nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine than with either agent alone.12,13 In each model, administration of nab-paclitaxel increased the intratumoral accumulation of gemcitabine. The investigators who used the xenograft model proposed that nab-paclitaxel accomplished this by disrupting the tumor stroma,12 and the investigators who used the genetic model suggested that the effect was caused by nab-paclitaxel leading to destabilization of a gemcitabine-metabolizing enzyme.13

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    1. Abraxane for injectable suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) [package insert]. Summit, NJ: Celgene Corporation; 2014.
    2. Abraxane for injectable suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound) [summary of product characteristics]. Uxbridge, UK: Celgene Europe Limited; 2013.
    3. Taxol (paclitaxel) [package insert]. Princeton, NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; 2011.
    4. Taxotere (docetaxel) [package insert]. Bridgewater, NJ: sanofi-aventis US LLC; 2014.
    5. Taxotere (docetaxel) [summary of product characteristics]. Essex, UK: Aventis Pharma; 2013.
    6. Gardner ER, et al. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2008;862:213-218. PMID: 18191625
    7. Gradishar WJ, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2005;23:7794-7803. PMID: 16172456
    8. Peters T Jr. Adv Protein Chem. 1985;37:161-245. PMID: 3904348
    9. Kiessling F, et al. Invest Radiol. 2002;37:193-198. PMID: 11923641
    10. Kratz F. J Control Release. 2008;132:171-183. PMID: 18582981
    11. Kremer P, et al. Anticancer Drugs. 2002;13:615-623. PMID: 12172507
    12. Von Hoff DD, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29:4548-4554. PMID: 21969517
    13. Frese KK, et al. Cancer Discov. 2012;2:260-269. PMID: 22585996