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Lung cancer in women: Exploring sex differences in susceptibility, biology, and therapeutic response CLINICAL LUNG CANCER Donington, J. S., Le, Q., Wakelee, H. A. 2006; 8 (1): 22-29


Src tyrosine kinases regulate a large number of important mechanisms in normal and cancerous cells, are overexpressed in a broad range of tumors including lung cancer, and thus represent a potential target for cancer therapy. Preclinical experiments indicate that small-molecule inhibitors of Src block tumor growth, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Phase I data from healthy volunteers also suggest that inhibitors of Src prevent bone resorption. Several phase II trials with small-molecule inhibitors of Src are under way or have been initiated in lung cancer and in other malignancies, as discussed herein.

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