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No "Brakes" -- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Study Finds Mechanism For Increased Activity Of Oncogene In Certain Cancers


1/7/2014 6:27:08 AM

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The increased activation of a key oncogene in head and neck cancers could be the result of mutation and dysfunction of regulatory proteins that are supposed to keep the gene, which has the potential to cause cancer, in check, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest a new target for drugs to treat head and neck tumors, as well as other cancers.

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