Buparlisib (BKM120)

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Mechanism of action

Orally bioavailable specific oral inhibitor of the pan-class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) family of lipid kinases

Preliminary data

Head and neck cancer

  1. Soulières D, Faivre S, Mesía R, Remenár É, Li SH, Karpenko A, Dechaphunkul A, Ochsenreither S, Kiss LA, Lin JC, Nagarkar R, Tamás L, Kim SB, Erfán J, Alyasova A, Kasper S, Barone C, Turri S, Chakravartty A, Chol M, Aimone P, Hirawat S, Licitra L. Buparlisib and paclitaxel in patients with platinum-pretreated recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (BERIL-1): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Mar;18(3):323-335. Epub 2017 Jan 26. link to original article PubMed