News: epidermal growth factor receptor

HER2 May Impact Lung Cancer Therapy

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Overcoming therapeutic resistance that inevitably develops is one of the major challenges in treating lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancers that harbor mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are initially responsive to targeted therapies known as EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, most patients eventually develop resistance to these therapies. One such targeted […]

New Mode of Growth Factor Signaling

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Mutations that increase the expression or activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are associated with several cancer types. Seven different growth factors, also called ligands, bind to EGFR and have three recognized modes of signaling – autocrine, paracrine and juxtacrine. Robert Coffey, M.D., and colleagues have identified a new mode of EGFR ligand […]