The Role of Focal Adhesion Kinase in Lung Cancer

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Volume 17, 14 Issues, 2017

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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

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Michelle Prudhomme
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand
Université Clermont Auvergne

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The Role of Focal Adhesion Kinase in Lung Cancer

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 13(4): 581-583.

Author(s): Grace K Dy.

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 24364, USA.


Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase implicated in carcinogenesis through its pleitropic effects on cell proliferation, survival and metastasis. This article provides a summary of the existing data implicating FAK in lung cancer.


Focal adhesion kinase, Metastasis, Small cell lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Prognosis.

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Article Details

Volume: 13
Issue Number: 4
First Page: 581
Last Page: 583
Page Count: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1871520611313040007
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