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Circumventing cancer drug resistance in the era of personalized medicine.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsGarraway, LA, and Jänne PA
AbstractAll successful cancer therapies are limited by the development of drug resistance. The increase in the understanding of the molecular and biochemical bases of drug efficacy has also facilitated studies elucidating the mechanism(s) of drug resistance. Experimental approaches that can help predict the eventual clinical drug resistance, coupled with the evolution of systematic genomic and proteomic technologies, are rapidly identifying novel resistance mechanisms. In this review, we provide a historical background on drug resistance and a framework for understanding the common ways by which cancers develop resistance to targeted therapies. We further discuss advantages and disadvantages of experimental strategies that can be used to identify drug resistance mechanism(s).
Year of Publication2012
JournalCancer discovery
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2012/03/01
ISSN Number2159-8274