TNBC Challenge: Oligonucleotide Aptamers for New Imaging and Therapy Modalities
AbstractCompared to other breast cancers, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) usually affects younger patients, is larger in size, of higher grade and is biologically more aggressive. To date, conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy remains the only available treatment for TNBC because it lacks expression of the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and no alternative targetable molecules have been identified so far. The high biological and clinical heterogeneity adds a further challenge to TNBC management and requires the identification of new biomarkers to improve detection by imaging, thus allowing the specific treatment of each individual TNBC subtype. The Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment (SELEX) technique holds great promise to the search for novel targetable biomarkers, and aptamer-based molecular approaches have the potential to overcome obstacles of current imaging and therapy modalities. In this review, we highlight recent advances in oligonucleotide aptamers used as imaging and/or therapeutic agents in TNBC, discussing the potential options to discover, image and hit new actionable targets in TNBC. View Full-Text
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Camorani, S.; Fedele, M.; Zannetti, A.; Cerchia, L. TNBC Challenge: Oligonucleotide Aptamers for New Imaging and Therapy Modalities. Pharmaceuticals 2018, 11, 123.
Camorani S, Fedele M, Zannetti A, Cerchia L. TNBC Challenge: Oligonucleotide Aptamers for New Imaging and Therapy Modalities. Pharmaceuticals. 2018; 11(4):123.Chicago/Turabian Style
Camorani, Simona; Fedele, Monica; Zannetti, Antonella; Cerchia, Laura. 2018. "TNBC Challenge: Oligonucleotide Aptamers for New Imaging and Therapy Modalities." Pharmaceuticals 11, no. 4: 123.
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