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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Drugs with Other Mechanisms of Action

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A miscellaneous group of drugs, whose ability to inhibit angiogenesis involves mechanisms that are either nonspecific or are not clearly understood, is also being tested in cancer patients. One example, a drug called CAI, exerts its effects by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions into cells. While this inhibition of calcium uptake suppresses the growth of endothelial cells, such a general mechanism may affect many other cellular processes.

Drugs with Other Mechanisms of Action