Overcoming Inhibitors Of Cell Death Improves Cancer Therapy Efficacy

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 15:14 in Health & Medicine

Individuals with one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor have an extremely poor prognosis. Although some patients with GBM respond to treatment with drugs known as RTK inhibitors, most subsequently relapse after only a short time. New data, have now provided insight into the mechanism by which GBM cells become resistant to RTK inhibitors and suggest a way to improve the efficacy of RTK inhibitors as a treatment for GBM.

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