Chlorambucil drug resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: the emerging role of DNA repair

L Panasci, J P Paiement, G Christodoulopoulos, A Belenkov, A Malapetsa, R Aloyz
2001 Clinical Cancer Research  
Various mechanisms have been implicated in nitrogen mustard drug resistance. The role of these mechanisms in the development of chlorambucil drug resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is discussed. We review these mechanisms with emphasis on the emerging role of DNA repair, and specifically, recombinational repair. Inhibition of these repair processes may lead to new therapies, not only in CLL, but in other malignancies as well.
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