Expression of focal adhesion kinase in small-cell lung carcinoma.

BACKGROUND The focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase linked to tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. FAK is overexpressed and associated with prognosis in many cancers, but its prognostic value in small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is unknown and was the focus of this study. METHODS Total FAK expression was analyzed via… (More)