Cidney Allen

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The PTCH gene encodes a putative tumor suppressor protein; germline alterations in PTCH have been found in patients with the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS). Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, develops in about 3% of NBCCS patients, and mutations in PTCH have also been described in a subset of sporadic medulloblastomas. The search for the causes(More)
BACKGROUND Distant prostate cancers are commonly hormone refractory and exhibit increased growth no longer inhibited by androgen deprivation therapy. Understanding all molecular mechanisms contributing to uncontrolled growth is important to obtain effective treatment strategies for hormone refractory prostate cancers (HRPC). The aryl hydrocarbon receptor(More)
Aurora A kinase (AURKA), a member of the serine/threonine kinase family, plays a critical role in cell division, and it is widely overexpressed in a variety of tumors including glioblastoma (GBM). Alisertib (MLN8237) is an orally administered selective AURKA inhibitor with potent antiproliferative activity, currently undergoing clinical testing in different(More)
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