Pharmacogenetics and proteomics of anticancer drugs in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Lucia Loni, Filippo De Braud, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Romano Danesi

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The variability of tumor responses to chemotherapeutic agents is a topic of major interest in current cancer research. Advances in the knowledge of dysregulation of key molecular pathways in cancer cells have enabled techniques to be developed that can profile tumor cells for their genetic background, allowing selection of anticancer agents on an individual basis. The next generation of anticancer treatments might therefore be tailored according to the molecular alterations identified in tumor cells of individual patients. However, before these alterations can be exploited from a therapeutic point of view, it is necessary to understand how such alterations influence the cellular pathways that control sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacoproteomics, novel disciplines that investigate the relationship between gene and protein expression in tumor cells and the response to anticancer agents, will be instrumental in developing optimal chemotherapeutic regimens for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Chemotherapy
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Pharmacoproteomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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