Explore HER Pathways

HER signaling pathways and cancer

Human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) signaling has been linked to cancer. When HER signaling pathways are activated, growth and spread of cancer cells may result.1 Because of their involvement in tumor biology, HER family receptors represent an ongoing area of cancer research.2

Activated HER signaling pathways

Human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) signaling 


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