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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Protein kinase C in Lung Cancer with mutant EGFR
Principal Investigator:

Yusuf Hannun

Location: Northport, NY
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Mutant EGFR (mEGFR) is a key driver of a subset of lung adenocarcinoma that is targetable by specific inhibitors; however, responses are transient, and patients almost always relapse, thus necessitating a deep understanding of the mechanisms involved in the action of mEGFR. Our studies are leading to the discovery of rewiring of EGFR signaling in mEGFR with a pivotal role played by protein kinase C (PKC). We find that patients with tumors having mEGFR often show a selection for very high levels...

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