CYRAMZA may help starve cancerous tumors
As an anti-angiogenic, CYRAMZA works differently from traditional chemotherapy—but can partner with your chemotherapy to fight colorectal cancer by acting on a source of your cancer’s growth.
CYRAMZA may work as a tumor-starving agent to attack your cancer. Tumors need nutrients to grow, which are mainly supplied through your blood vessels. CYRAMZA is thought to stop new blood vessels from forming, including those that feed your tumor. This may help starve the tumor of the nutrients it needs to keep growing.*
See below for how CYRAMZA is thought to work.
CYRAMZA was shown to interfere with angiogenesis which may slow tumor growth
*The process of how CYRAMZA is thought to work was shown in laboratory studies.
- Tumor sends out signals asking certain receptors to build new blood vessels
- Receptors receive the signals
- Development of new blood vessels begins, which may mean more nutrients for your tumor