Author(s): Olson OC, Joyce JA
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Abstract Resistance to molecularly targeted therapies can result from genomic alterations in the tumor cells that reactivate oncogenic signaling. Less is known of tumor cell-extrinsic mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies. Two recent studies have identified HGF as a soluble factor capable of mediating resistance to BRAF and HER2 inhibitors in a paracrine manner. These new findings suggest an important role for the tumor microenvironment in mediating resistance to molecularly targeted therapies.
This article was published in Cell Res
and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis