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The role of epigenetics in resistance to cisplatin chemotherapy in lung cancer
GRAY, STEVEN; BARR, MARTIN; O'BYRNE, KEN
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common cause of cancer related death in the world. Cisplatin and carboplatin are the most commonly used cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents to treat the disease. These agents, usually combined with drugs such as gemcitabine or pemetrexed, induce objective tumor responses in only 20?30% of patients. Aberrant epigenetic regulation of gene expression is a frequent event in NSCLC. In this article we review the emerging evidence that epigenetics and the cellular machinery involved with this type of regulation may be key elements in the development of cisplatin resistance in NSCLC
Keyword(s): epigenetics; cisplatin; Oncology; Lung Cancer; Cancer; Genes & Society
Publication Date:
2011
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): O'Byrne KJ, Barr MP, Gray SG., The role of epigenetics in resistance to cisplatin chemotherapy in lung cancer, Cancers, 3, 1, 2011, 1426 - 1453
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