Substantial drug discovery efforts have been devoted, over the last few years, to identifying and developing mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) kinase modulators. This has resulted in a number of mTOR inhibitors with different mechanisms of action and/or distinct protein and lipid kinase selectivity profiles. As briefly reviewed in the present paper, these compounds have provided us with a better understanding of the roles of mTOR and other phosphoinositide 3-kinase/mTOR pathway components in human cancer biology, and a few of them have already demonstrated clinical benefit in cancer patients.

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