The c-kit tyrosine kinase inhibitor STI571 for colorectal cancer therapy.

Abstract

The c-kit tyrosine kinase inhibitor STI571 exhibits a substantial therapeutic activity in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors respectively associated with constitutive activation of the BCR-ABL and c-kit tyrosine kinases. Human colorectal tumors also express the c-kit proto-oncogene. The present study focuses on the… (More)

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