Reactivating a Critical Gene Lost in Kidney Cancer Reduces Tumor Growth, Mayo Clinic Study  
8/16/2007 12:52:15 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville have ound that a key gene is often "silenced" in clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer, and when they restored that gene in human kidney cancer cells in culture and animal experiments, tumors stopped growing and many disappeared.