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Mutations in TP53 lead to a defective G1 checkpoint and the dependence on checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) for G2 or S phase arrest in response to DNA damage. In preclinical studies, Chk1 inhibition resulted in enhanced cytotoxicity of several chemotherapeutic agents. The high frequency of TP53 mutations in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC: negative for(More)
329 Background: Surgical therapy remains the only curative modality for pancreatic cancer, though survival remains quite poor even for patients with resected early stage disease. Better (neo) adjuvant therapies are needed to improve resectability rates for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer and to prevent recurrence following resection.(More)
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