The insulin-like growth factor-I receptor as a target for cancer therapy.

Abstract

This review examines the rationale for targeting the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I receptor in the therapy of human tumours and their metastases. The rationale is based on two crucial findings: 1) in experimental animals, normal cells are only partially affected by the deletion of the IGF-I receptor, whereas tumour cells undergo apoptosis when the IGF… (More)

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