UM researchers find new drug targets for lung cancer treatment

A research team from the University of Macau’s Faculty of Health Sciences led by Professor Shim Joong Sup has discovered new drug targets for the treatment of small cell lung cancer. A University of Macau (UM) press release notes that the study has opened up. a new avenue in the field of small cell lung cancer research (SCLC), having been published in top-notch journal Nature Communications.

This kind of cancer is mostly diagnosed in advanced stages, accounting for approximately 20 per cent of primary lung cancer cases.

Effective oncogene drug targets have not yet been discovered, making it difficult to treat. However, Prof Shim’s team successfully induced cell death in this type of SCLC, providing new promising treatment options for SCLC.