Aflibercept rch
About Bowel Cancer Targeted-Therapies-Zaltrap-770
At what stage is this treatment used?
  • Aflibercept (Zaltrap®) is a type of targeted drug known as a fusion protein.  This drug is designed to target multiple growth factors involved in cancer and angiogenesis, specifically proteins called VEGF-A, VEGF-B and a related protein called placental growth factor (PlGF).  Aflibercept is approved for use as treatment in second-line therapy in combination with chemotherapy (FOLFIRI) for advanced (metastatic) colorectal cancer.  
Treatment Zaltrap
Is this drug available via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as a subsidised treatment?

  • Aflibercept is not currently listed on the PBS as a subsidised treatment.

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