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Scientists find gene that inhibits pancreas cancer spread

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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Scientists find gene that inhibits pancreas cancer spread
By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, April 29, 2012 15:20 EDT -- The Raw Story


Scientists have identified a gene that slow the spread of caner of the pancreas !

The gene USP9X was actually missing in patients who died sooner with the cancer.

I would hope this can become a gene therapy that cures the caner.

The article mentions that drugs may already exist that may "wake up" the identified gene.



PARIS — Scientists have identified a gene that slows the spread of pancreatic cancer tumours, paving the way for targeted treatment of one of the deadliest forms of the disease, said a paper published Sunday.

After discovering the gene dubbed USP9X at work in a study of pancreatic cancer in mice, the international research team found it also played a role in humans.

“We looked in human tumour specimens and we found that it was missing in a fraction of patients — the patients that did very poorly … the people who died the fastest,” researcher David Tuveson told AFP.




 
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