Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 258–267 | Cite as

New cytotoxic drugs and targets in oncology

  • J. H. Beijnen
Drugs in the Pipeline


New agents in the preclinical and early clinical pipeline (phases I and II) are described and some of the problems associated with their development are reviewed. The article focuses on tubulin poisons such as taxol, topoisomerase inhibitors, such as topotecan, and drugs such as bryostatin 1 and miltefosin, which interfere with specific signal transduction pathways involved in malignant cell growth.


Bryostatin 1 New cytotoxic drugs Signal transduction Taxol Topoisomerase inhibitors Topotecan Tubulin poisons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Beijnen
    • 1
  1. 1.Slotervaart Hospital/Netherlands Cancer InstituteEC Amsterdamthe Netherlands

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