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Title: Evolution of breast cancer therapeutics: Breast tumour kinase’s role in breast cancer and hope for breast tumour kinase targeted therapy
Authors: Hussain, HA
Harvey, A
Keywords: Breast tumour kinase;Protein tyrosine kinase 6;Breast neoplasms;Targeted molecular therapy;Intracellular signaling peptides and proteins;Protein kinase inhibitors
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Baishideng Publishing Group Co. Limited
Citation: World Journal of Clinical Oncology, 5(3), 299 - 310, 2014
Abstract: There have been significant improvements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer in recent decades. However, there is still a need to develop more effective therapeutic techniques that are patient specific with reduced toxicity leading to further increases in patients’ overall survival; the ongoing progress in understanding recurrence, resistant and spread also needs to be maintained. Better understanding of breast cancer pathology, molecular biology and progression as well as identification of some of the underlying factors involved in breast cancer tumourgenesis and metastasis has led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Over a number of years interest has risen in breast tumour kinase (Brk) also known as protein tyrosine kinase 6; the research field has grown and Brk has been described as a desirable therapeutic target in relation to tyrosine kinase inhibition as well as disruption of its kinase independent activity. This review will outline the current “state of play” with respect to targeted therapy for breast cancer, as well as discussing Brk’s role in the processes underlying tumour development and metastasis and its potential as a therapeutic target in breast cancer.
Description: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( © 2014 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
ISSN: 2218-4333
Appears in Collections:Biological Sciences
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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