Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Restoring Silenced Suppressor Gene Kills Cancer Cells

10/19/2005 - Ohio State University

A new study suggests that restoring a gene often silenced in lung cancer causes the cells to self-destruct. The findings could lead to a new strategy for treating the disease. The research focused on a gene known as WWOX, which is lost or silenced in a large majority of lung cancers, and in cancers of the breast, ovary, prostate, bladder, esophagus and pancreas.

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