New targets for the modulation of radiation response--selective inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase 2.


The development of new chemotherapeutic agents and concepts of radiation therapy has led to new perspectives in cancer therapy. Recently developed novel agents interfere with molecular mechanisms that are altered in cancer cells. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is an enzyme induced by a variety of factors including tumor promoters, cytokines, growth factors and… (More)