Pazopanib is used to treat kidney cancer. It may also be used to treat certain other types of cancer (soft tissue sarcoma). Pazopanib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the blood supply to the cancer tumor to slow tumor growth.
Keeping this in view, is Pazopanib a chemotherapy?
Pazopanib is not a chemotherapy drug but one of many "targeted therapies." Targeted therapy is the result of about 100 years of research dedicated to understanding the differences between cancer cells and normal cells.
Beside above, how do you take pazopanib?
Pazopanib comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It should be taken without food, on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take the tablets whole; do not crush, break or chew. Take pazopanib at around the same time every day.
Does votrient cure cancer?
VOTRIENT may shrink or slow the growth of the cancer by interfering with the function of a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor. VOTRIENT may shrink or slow the growth of kidney cancer for a period of time. VOTRIENT is not a cure for kidney cancer. VOTRIENT is not a chemotherapy drug.
How long can you take pazopanib?
The median time before the cancer progressed was comparable: 8.4 months for pazopanib and 9.5 months for sunitinib. Median overall survival was also similar – 28.4 months for patients taking pazopanib and 29.3 months for sunitinib.