Targeting molecular mechanisms in cancer

Rosemary L. Balleine*, Richard F. Kefford

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Malignant disease is characterized by the disregulated growth of transformed cells. In recent years, dramatic insight into the molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon have come from basic cancer research. Detailed knowledge of the molecular pathology of cancer allows therapeutic agents to be designed that specifically target aberrant cellular processes. There are currently a number of targeted treatment strategies being evaluated. In the future, it is likely that this mechanistic approach will have a significant impact on clinical oncology and the diagnostic evaluation of tumours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-763
Number of pages4
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume72
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular oncology
  • Neoplasms

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