NF-KB Fans the Flames of Lung Carcinogenesis

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Cancer Prevention Research (Impact Factor: 5.27). 03/2010; 3(4):403-5. DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-10-0042
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ABSTRACT This perspective on Deng et al. (beginning on p. 424 in this issue of the journal) examines the link between NF-kappa B and lung tumorigenesis. Experiments in genetically engineered mouse models of lung cancers are elucidating protumorigenic roles of NF-kappa B activation in lung cancer pathogenesis. Our growing understanding of the tumor-promoting NF-kappa B downstream effector pathways could lead to the development of novel approaches for lung cancer therapy and chemoprevention. Cancer Prev Res; 3(4); 403-5. (C)2010 AACR.

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