Bcl-2 Targeted-Therapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Lucas V. dos Santos,
Andre L. Carvalho.
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
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