Effects of growth factors and receptor blockade on gastrointestinal cancer

Playford, R. J.; Wassan, H.; Ohosh, S.
August 2004
Gut;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p1059
Academic Journal
The advent of recombinant peptide technology offers the potential to use one or several peptides to treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. However, although cell culture and animal models have shown proof of concept, we are still at a relatively early stage in translating their use to standard clinical practice. Similarly, peptide and non- peptide antagonists of growth factor receptors show great potential as novel antichemotherapy agents. However, their actual place in clinical practice has yet to be established.


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