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Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1574-8928
ISSN (Online): 2212-3970
VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/157489211793980042









Bcl-2 Targeted-Therapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Author(s): Lucas V. dos Santos and Andre L. Carvalho
Pages 45-57 (13)
Abstract:
Despite recent advances in treatment of head and neck cancer, survival has not improved as expected. Bcl-2 family proteins play important role in regulating apoptosis. Recently, newer molecules have been developed for inhibition of Bcl-2 related proteins. We, herein aim to discuss the importance of Bcl-2 family proteins to the development of head and neck cancer and how the targeted-therapy for inhibition of Bcl-2 and related proteins, based on new drugs and recent patents, could improve the efficacy of the systemic therapy.
Keywords:
Anticancer drugs, apoptosis, Bcl-2 family proteins, head and neck cancer, patents, targeted-therapy, squamous cell carcinoma, HNSCC, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, radiochemotherapy, EGFR, FADD, tumorigenesis, Bcl-xL, Mcl-1, BH3-only, Bim, Puma, STAT3, fluoropyrimidines, VEGF, angiogenesis, TERT, Bortezomib, Human papillo-mavirus proteins, Azadirachta indica, gefitinib, Epigallocatechin-3 gallate, EGCG, Apogossypolone, Streptomyces, Chelidonium majus, obatoclax, BIE, BBF
Affiliation:
Head and Neck Department, Barretos Cancer Hospital, 1331 Antenor Duarte Vilella St, Barretos -SP, 14784-400, Brazil.