The KRAS signalling pathway is pivotal for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) development. After the failure of most conventional cytotoxic and targeted therapeutics tested so far, the combination of taxane nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) with gemcitabine recently demonstrated promising improvements in the survival of PDAC patients. This study aimed to explore interactions of conventional paclitaxel and experimental taxane SB-T-1216 with the KRAS signalling pathway expression in in vivo and in vitro PDAC models in order to decipher potential predictive biomarkers or targets for future individualised therapy.
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