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Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. Awarded Patents Critical to Lung Cancer Therapy  
7/9/2013 10:14:44 AM

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DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) announced today the issuance of a key US patent, 8,481,279, which relates to methods for inhibiting the progression of lung cancers that express the EML4-ALK fusion gene. The ALK fusion gene is an alteration or defect in a normal gene called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) that is thought to play a critical role in the growth of some non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and has been central to the development of several promising new, targeted cancer therapeutics.

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