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Objective: Activation of the hedgehog pathway is an important signaling mechanism crucial in embryogenesis and has strong links to carcinogenesis. This study investigates the expression of the Sonic hedgehog pathway molecules in non-small cell lung tumors as it relates to clinical outcome of...
The treatment of breast cancer that is driven by amplification and overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) has been drastically improved by the development of HER2-targeted therapies including trastuzumab and lapatinib. While outcomes for patients diagnosed with...
The increase in life expectancy, with its concomitant increase in the risk of cancer, has led to an increased incidence of lung cancer in older people. The median age at diagnosis of lung cancer is between 63 and 70 years. For a long time, there has been a pessimistic attitude by doctors,...
Since its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in February 2002, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, imatinib, has become the standard of care for patients with metastatic or unresectable KIT-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Imatinib functions by blocking the adenosine...
Pancreatic cancer has historically proven resistant to anticancer agents. On the one hand, drugs might be more efficient if higher levels could be achieved at the tumor site rather than the normal tissues. On the other hand, the thick stroma and the relative absence of abundant vessels may...
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