Heat Shock Protein Inhibition Provides Another Encouraging Signal for Some Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients with a Worse Prognosis

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Historically, lung cancer patients with a KRAS mutation, which is the molecular marker that is actually most common in patients with NSCLC (about 20-25%), have not had extremely appealing treatment options.  In fact, the available data has largely led to the conclusion that both chemotherapy and EGFR inhibitor therapy tends to be, if anything, somewhat less effective for people with a KRAS mutation.  Despite some reason for hope in early research with a few novel therapies, there really hasn't been a good alternative that is specifically effective for KRAS mutation-positive patients until t

HSP 90 Inhibitors: Another Rational Choice for Patients with Acquired Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors

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Continuing Dr. West's theme discussing new therapies for patients with acquired resistance, I'd like to answer a few questions about HSP 90 inhibitors that have caught my attention on GRACE over the past few weeks, and in particular, highlight my "pet" targeted agent, AUY922. HSP 90 inhibitors are drugs that many of you already know about-they are being studied in patients with ALK(+)lung cancer and as a 2nd line therapy option for all patients with lung cancer with Taxotere.