Molecular targets in therapy for human soft-tissue and bone sarcomas

Dejka M. Steinert, L. Johnetta Blakely, Jason Salganick, Jonathan C. Trent

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Sarcomas represent a heterogeneous group of tumors with different natural histories and therapeutic approaches. Recent discoveries have identified molecular alterations in the pathogenesis of these tumors that lead to distinct effects on sarcoma cell biology. These tumor cell characteristics include independence from growth factors, evasion of apoptosis, and maintenance of genomic integrity. Inhibition of these molecular alterations represents a therapeutic opportunity to reverse the biologic basis of tumor formation in soft-tissue sarcomas and bone tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent oncology reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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