Shinohara ET, Gonzalez A, Massion PP, Olson SJ, Albert JM, Shyr Y, Carbone DP, Johnson DH, Hallahan DE, Lu B. PDGFR-beta expression in small cell lung cancer patients. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 2007 Feb 1;67(67). 431-7. PMID: 17236966 [PubMed]
Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) and PDGFR-beta are expressed and have been found to have prognostic value in several human cancers. Data in non-small-cell cancer cell lines have suggested that PDGFR is a therapeutic target for drug development. In the current study PDGFR-beta expression and prognostic value in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) was investigated.