Class/mechanism: Alkylator, binds to the minor groove of DNA, which distorts the DNA helix toward the major groove. This binding interrupts normal cell function and interferes with the expression of several several transcription factors, DNA binding proteins, and DNA repair mechanisms, which interrupts cell cycle and leads to tumor death.
Extravasation: no information to cite, but suspected vesicant due to its similarity to Trabectedin (Yondelis)
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Lurbinectedin (Zepzelca) package insert
- Lurbinectedin (Zepzelca) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 6/15/2020: Accelerated FDA approval for adult patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. (Based on PM1183-B-005-14)
Also known as
- Code name: PM-01183
- Brand name: Zepzelca