Overcoming acquired resistance to kinase inhibition: the cases of EGFR, ALK and BRAF.

  • Simon Giroux
  • Published 2013 in Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

Abstract

In the past decade, several kinase inhibitors have been approved based on their clinical benefit for cancer patients. Unfortunately, in many cases, patients develop resistance to these agents via secondary mutations and alternative mechanisms. This review will focus on the cases of acquired resistance to EGFR and ALK inhibitors for non-small cell lung cancer patients and BRAF inhibitors for melanoma patients. I will overview the main causes of acquired resistance, and explore the chemical scaffolds as well as combination of drugs, used to tackle these major causes of resistance.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2012.11.037

Cite this paper

@article{Giroux2013OvercomingAR, title={Overcoming acquired resistance to kinase inhibition: the cases of EGFR, ALK and BRAF.}, author={Simon Giroux}, journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters}, year={2013}, volume={23 2}, pages={394-401} }