Thesis / Dissertation

Identification of synthetic lethal interactions with the KRAS oncogene for targeted cancer treatment

Kimberly Jane Morgan, Joan Heath (ed.)

Published : 2021


Cancer is a major public health issue globally, ranking as the second most common cause of death. Molecularly targeted therapies, focused on exploiting tumour cell dependency on certain oncogenic driver mutations for growth and survival, have greatly improved patient outcomes. However, despite these advances, some of the most frequent oncogenic mutations in cancer, such as those found in KRAS, are extremely challenging to target directly. One promising strategy to expand the range of actionable targets for cancer drug development is the exploitation of synthetic lethal interactions. Synthetic lethality is the term used to describe the death of cells in response to the co-existing disruption ..

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