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Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Ovarian Cancer
AbstractDespite advances in surgical and chemotherapeutic treatment options, less than 50% of patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer survive five years after initial diagnosis. In this regard, novel treatment approaches are warranted utilizing molecularly targeted therapies directed against particular components of specific signaling pathways which are required for tumor development and progression. One molecular pathway of interest is the hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway. Activation of the Hh pathway has been observed in several cancer types, including ovarian cancer. This review highlights the crucial role of Hh signaling in the development and progression of ovarian cancer and might lead to a better understanding of the Hh signaling in ovarian tumorigenesis, thus encouraging the investigation of novel targeted therapies.
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Szkandera, J.; Kiesslich, T.; Haybaeck, J.; Gerger, A.; Pichler, M. Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Ovarian Cancer. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 1179-1196.View more citation formats
Szkandera J, Kiesslich T, Haybaeck J, Gerger A, Pichler M. Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Ovarian Cancer. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(1):1179-1196.Chicago/Turabian Style
Szkandera, Joanna; Kiesslich, Tobias; Haybaeck, Johannes; Gerger, Armin; Pichler, Martin. 2013. "Hedgehog Signaling Pathway in Ovarian Cancer." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 1: 1179-1196.