June 4, 2012
Combating Drug Resistance in Cancer
(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Almost twelve million -- that´s how many cancer patients are living in the U.S. But what happens when the patients are no longer responsive to the drugs created to treat them? It´s a problem researchers at Case Western Reserve University are working to better understand.
Researchers say overactive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling has been linked to the development of cancer. They found many patients have developed resistance to the drug therapies created to fight these EGFR-associated cancers.
SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Investigation, June 1, 2012