Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 2018 August 3 [Link]

Liu XL, Zuo R, Ou WB


Lung cancer and mesothelioma are two types of respiratory disease that have fatal courses and poor prognoses. Although a substantial number of targeted small molecules and antibody drugs have been developed, the 5-year survival rates of these patients remain relatively low. Moreover, most patients inevitably develop clinical resistance to treatment. Therefore, novel therapeutic options and cancer prognostic biomarkers are urgently needed.
In this review, we summarized the recent literature from various electronic databases, including PubMed, and highlighted the most advanced findings regarding the hippo pathway in lung cancer and mesothelioma.
The hippo signaling transduction pathway has been demonstrated to play crucial roles in lung cancer and mesothelioma pathogenesis, including tumor development and multidrug resistance, and is emerging as a promising therapeutic target, potentially providing new tools for the detection of these tumors at an early stage.