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In Cancer Research this week, researchers in France say that formation of the eIF4F translation-initiation complex determines a patient's sensitivity to anti-cancer drugs, particularly those that target EGFR and HER2 receptors. Trastuzumab, cetuximab, and erlotinib all decrease the formation of the eIF4F complex in breast, colon, and head and neck cancer cells, respectively, the researchers write.

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