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Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Retrospective analysis of clinical patient data suggests that beta blocker drugs may slow or prevent the development of resistance to EGFR inhibitors.

Original Article: Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients

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