Why some tumors withstand treatment

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that allows cancer cells to evade targeted therapies. The study reveals why a certain class of drugs, known as kinase inhibitors, doesn’t always halt tumor growth. The researchers found that while kinase inhibitors successfully shut down their targets, they also provoke cells to turn on a backup system that can take over for the one knocked out by the drug. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)