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Potential Therapeutic Target Eradicates Rare Type of Cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center Study


12/30/2013 6:28:22 AM

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A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs).

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