Friday, September 08, 2006

Cell-Regulating Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Survival

Overexpression of a cell-regulating gene called cyclin D1 occurs in 30 percent to 50 percent of breast cancer patients and is associated with increased sensitivity to anti-cancer drugs and improved chance of survival, U.S. researchers report. A team at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City has found that cyclin D1 suppresses the activity of a gene called STAT3, which promotes cell overgrowth and prevents harmful cells from dying. The findings were published in the Sept. 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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