Increased activity of CHK enhances the radioresistance of MCF-7 breast cancer stem cells.

The resistance of breast cancer to radiotherapy remains a major obstacle to successful cancer management. Radiotherapy may result in DNA damage and activate breast cancer stem cells. DNA damage may lead to activation of the checkpoint kinase (CHK) signaling pathway, of which debromohymenialdisine (DBH) is a specific inhibitor. Radiotherapy also increases… CONTINUE READING