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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

The Role of Focal Adhesion Kinase in Lung Cancer

Author(s): Grace K. Dy

Volume 13 , Issue 4 , 2013

Page: [581 - 583] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1871520611313040007

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Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase implicated in carcinogenesis through its pleitropic effects on cell proliferation, survival and metastasis. This article provides a summary of the existing data implicating FAK in lung cancer.

Keywords: Focal adhesion kinase, Metastasis, Small cell lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Prognosis

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