Monday, June 12, 2006

Western Australia researchers make breast, prostate cancer breakthrough

Researchers in Western Australia have discovered a gene which could lead to new treatments in breast and prostate cancer, as well as diabetes and obesity.The gene is called SLIRP, Slirp for short, and it's been identified as having the potential to shut down the hormones that keep cancer cells alive.The research team says that in the near term the discovery should lead to lower doses of current cancer therapies like radiation.But the secrets of SLIRP are still being unlocked. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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