Imatinib and prostate cancer: lessons learned from targeting the platelet-derived growth factor receptor

The platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) signaling pathway has been implicated in both epithelial and stromal mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and postulated as a target for therapy in bone metastases. Imatinib mesylate is a potent inhibitor of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) and its activity has been tested in preclinical models and in Phase I and II clinical trials…”