A recent publication in Science demonstrates the ability of prostate cancer cells to switch lineages from one that is dependent on androgen signaling to a cell type that is not. Known as lineage plasticity, this phenomenon is driven by the transcription factor SOX2 in RB1 and TP53-deficient prostate cancer. SOX2 is a potential prognostic marker and therapeutic target in castration resistant prostate cancer.
- Lineage plasticity
- prostate cancer