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Nature. 2004 Nov 18;432(7015):294-7.

Targeted cancer therapy.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. csawyers@mednet.ucla.edu

Abstract

Disruption of the normal regulation of cell-cycle progression and division lies at the heart of the events leading to cancer. Complex networks of regulatory factors, the tumour microenvironment and stress signals, such as those resulting from damaged DNA, dictate whether cancer cells proliferate or die. Recent progress in understanding the molecular changes that underlie cancer development offer the prospect of specifically targeting malfunctioning molecules and pathways to achieve more effective and rational cancer therapy.

PMID:
15549090
DOI:
10.1038/nature03095
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