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Antitumoral Effect of Everolimus in Preclinical Models of Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinomas
Introduction: For the small and large cells poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (PDNECs) emergency treatment remains the combination cisplatin/etoposide. However, recent studies suggest that targeted therapies could be a therapeutic option for this group of highly aggressive carcinomas.
Aim(s): To evaluate the antitumor effect of everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, in preclinical models of PDNECs.
Materials and methods: The effect of everolimus on the activity of the mTOR pathway was assessed in two endocrine tumor cell lines: STC-1 and GluTag. Grafted to immunodeficient mice, these cells induce intrahepatic tumors representative of PDNECs by their morphological characteristics, their high proliferative activity and constitutive activation of the mTOR pathway.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETSConcerence (2013)
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