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Blocking Rogue Gene Could Stop Spread of Cancer, New Research Suggests

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posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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Blocking Rogue Gene Could Stop Spread of Cancer, New Research Suggests


www.sciencedaily.com

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a rogue gene involved in the spread of cancer in the body. By blocking the gene, they believe, cancer could be stopped in its tracks.


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Published in the journal Oncogene, the discovery is a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer spreads. It is hoped the research will lead to new drugs that halt the critica
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Published in the journal Oncogene, the discovery is a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer spreads. It is hoped the research will lead to new drugs that halt the critical late stage of the disease when cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.


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posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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there are some amazing break throughs coming out at the moment.
the idea that cancer can be stopped from progressing to other parts of the body is an important one.
this "may" be a surgical bullet for removing the ability to damage other organs.

important rouge gene has been identifyed that allows the cancer to "attack" other healthy tissues, this may mean a new treatment will soon be avaliable for aggresive tumors and could improve the outlook for terminal cancers

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www.sciencedaily.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Very encouraging news!!!

Until we get there I wish they would start with basics:

Quit watering our food with poison and pumping poison into the livestock.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Lead author Andrew Chantry, of UEA's School of Biological Sciences, said the discovery could lead to the development of a new generation of drugs within the next decade that could be used to stop the aggressive spread of most forms of the disease, including breast, brain, colon and skin cancer.

"The late-stages of cancer involve a process known as metastasis -- a critical phase in the progression of the disease that cannot currently be treated or prevented," said Dr Chantry.


same source as op

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posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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well i agree the prevention is better than cure
but till we can clean up food and water this is the best we can do
xploder



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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This is really awesome news and very promising for the future. The strides we have been making with genetics is remarkable, and this is just another example of how targeted gene therapy may completely change the way we treat certain disease states. If we can successfully develop the drugs to target these genes we could greatly improve the quality of life and survival rates for current patients. It's definitely a big step forward towards finding a cure.




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