Introduction: Since the PI3K/Akt/mTOR proliferation axis is often deregulated in PETs, the mTORC1 complex inhibitor Everolimus (RAD001) represents an effective treatment for PETs. However, RAD001 leads to a re-activation of PI3K activity and phosphorylation of Akt, which may promote resistance to the treatment. Thus, direct inhibition of PI3K may represent a novel potential target for PETs.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Basic Science - mTOR and other pathways, signalling, receptors
Presenting Author: Dr Gabriele Capurso