Talk:Epidermal growth factor receptor

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Where is EGFR located. I see several locations.

It's located in all epidermal (=skin-like) cells. At least in the human being, don't know for other species.


This (unreferenced) change made the text incompatible with the figure. How to handle this? AndrewGNF 17:47, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

move some content to new EGFR_inhibitor article[edit]

Suggest we move most of the Clinical applications section into a new article EGFR_inhibitor (currently a redirect to EGFR). Any objections ? Rod57 (talk) 05:40, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

No objections so I may do it soon. Rod57 (talk) 20:25, 3 October 2010 (UTC)


I received an abnormal reading on an eGFR blood test, and of course, Googled it. The top listing was the one for this page (Epidermal Growth Factor). Upon further examination, I see that there is a Disambiguation page for "EGFR". I'm wondering if it's standard (or acceptable) policy to provide a small "redirector" at the top of an article like this? (e.g. "If you're looking for information on eGFR relating to a blood test, you might want to look here <link>". Please advise, or if it's acceptable, please feel free to implement it (I haven't authored or changed much on Wiki.) Geebee2K (talk) 20:16, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Someone has done it (a hatnote), although since there is the disambiguation page I'm not sure it was needed. - Rod57 (talk) 06:15, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


Some sources use the designation EGFR1. Is this an alternative name or a subtype? --Eleassar my talk 19:37, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

It's a subtype. As far as I know there's also an EGFR-2, blocked in example in the treatment of breast cancer. Most tumors in woman are either EGFR-1 or EGFR-2 sensitive. Therefore the receptor status will be tested in most western countries so they can be treated with the correct inhibitor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 8166UY (talkcontribs) 13:25, 30 April 2012 (UTC)