Scientists Find Lethal Vulnerability in Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer


“Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called ‘undruggable’ lung cancer’s armor — and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment.

“The study, published this week in Nature, describes how the drug Selinexor (KPT-330) killed lung cancer cells and shrank tumors in mice when used against cancers driven by the aggressive and difficult-to-treat KRAS cancer gene. Selinexor is already in clinical trials for treatment of other types of cancer, primarily leukemia and lymphoma but also gynecological, brain, prostate, and head and neck cancers.”

Go to full article.

If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to use our Lifeline service.