Patients With Aberrations in Two Genes Respond Better to Drugs Blocking a Well-Known Cancer Pathway, MD Anderson Cancer Center Study

Published: Nov 08, 2012

Cancer patients with mutations or variations in two genes -– PIK3CA and PTEN -– who have failed to respond to several, standard treatments, respond significantly better to anti-cancer drugs that inhibit these genes' pathways of action, according to research presented at the 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland, today.

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