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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Researchers Discover Gene That Permanently Stops Cancer Cell Proliferation


8/1/2012 7:38:53 AM

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a mutant form of the gene, Chk1, that when expressed in cancer cells, permanently stopped their proliferation and caused cell death without the addition of any chemotherapeutic drugs. This study illustrates an unprecedented finding, that artificially activating Chk1 alone is sufficient to kill cancer cells.

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