CANCER THERAPY

A treatment strategy for KRAS-driven tumors

Studies in KRAS-mutant lung and pancreatic adenocarcinoma and in KRAS-amplified gastric carcinoma reveal that SHP2 inhibition augments the antitumor effect of MEK inhibitor treatment.

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Fig. 1: The effect of SHP2 on the RTK–KRAS–MAPK signaling pathway.

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Acknowledgements

P.L. is supported by the National Institutes of Health (K08 CA191082-01A1), the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (Clinical Investigator Award), the LUNGevity Foundation (Career Development Award) and the V Foundation (Translational Grant).

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Mai, T.T., Lito, P. A treatment strategy for KRAS-driven tumors. Nat Med 24, 902–904 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-018-0111-x

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