The receptor-interacting protein kinase 2 (RIP2), known to be involved in inflammatory processes, also has roles in triple-negative breast cancer metastasis, according to a study in the journal Breast Cancer Research.
The research analyzed data from six breast cancer databases, including The Cancer Genome Atlas and determined that RIP2 was significantly overexpressed in TNBC and correlated with worse progression-free survival.
The results suggest that targeting RIP2 may improve outcomes in advanced breast
cancer patients, in which it is over expressed.
It’s another target, folks. And another target might mean a targeted drug.
I do think RIP is an ominous name, but I guess they weren’t looking at that.
You can read the entire study here.