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epidermal growth factors

[ep-ih-DERM-uhl] hormone-like substances linked to certain types of cancer that are known to make cells grow. Some cancer cells grow faster because they contain more growth factor receptors than normal cells. See also hormone.

Targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer

... Drugs that target EGFR. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a
protein found on the surface of cells. It normally helps ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treating-targeted-therapies

What's new in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer research ...

... factors and growth factor receptors) that cause head and neck cancers to grow
and spread. Several drugs that target the epidermal growth factor ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-new-research

Seven Breast Cancer Research Success Stories

... discovering lifesaving treatments, and better understanding factors that can ...
Cohen, Ph.D., discovered the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR ...

http://www.cancer.org/research/acsresearchupdates/breastcancer/seven-breast-cancer-research-success-stories

Seven Breast Cancer Research Success Stories

... discovering lifesaving treatments, and better understanding factors that can ...
Cohen, Ph.D., discovered the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR ...

http://www.cancer.org/research/acsresearchupdates/seven-breast-cancer-research-success-stories

Cancer Glossary

... sometimes called HER2/neu]. see human epidermal growth factor receptor
2. ... risk of cancer from many factors, including heredity ... See also risk factor. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=h

To learn more

... Trichomegaly of the eyelashes after lung cancer treatment with the epidermal
growth factor receptor inhibitor erlotinib. J Clin Oncol. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/targetedtherapy/targeted-therapy-addl-resources

Cancer Glossary

... population who share a common factor such as ... of cancer; and what factors
(such as ... epidermal growth factors Search [ep-ih-DERM-uhl]. hormone ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=e

Cetuximab In Lung Cancer: A Small Step Forward

... right direction. Cetuximab targets a receptor on cancer cells called
epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR. We can ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2008/06/01/cetuximab-in-lung-cancer-a-small-step-forward.aspx

Tumor markers found on the cancer itself

... Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). This protein, also known as
HER1, is a receptor found on cells that helps them grow. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-t-m-cancer-itself

MediaRoom - Press Releases

... of a receptor for Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which ... cancer, apoptosis
inducing factor (AIF) promotes cell ... by which growth factors induce cancer ...

http://pressroom.cancer.org/index.php?s=43&item=150