Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy
Cell signaling is part of some communication procedure that governs simple activities of cells and coordinates all cell actions. The capability of cells to perceive and correctly respond to their microenvironment is the basis of development, tissue repair, and immunity as well as normal tissue homeostasis. Cancer can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and synthetic lethality. The choice of therapy depends upon the location and grade of the tumor and the phase of the disease, as well as the common state of the patient. A number of experimental cancer treatments are also under development.