The improved knowledge of the key molecular mechanisms involved in cell transformation and tumor progression allows to the identification of new therapeutic targets for anticancer therapy. Several molecular-targeting compounds have been developed, capable to selectively interfire with tumor angiogenesis-, receptors with tyrosin-chinase activity, specific tumor growth factors. A rationale selection of the patients as well as an appropriate monitoring of pharmacodynamics effects of molecular-targeting compounds need of the availability of surrogate markers, assessable in tumor tissue of circulating blood.
|Translated title of the contribution||Novel molecular-targeting treatments in oncology|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2002|
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