Cancer Cell 'Bodyguard' Turned Into Killer By Oregon State University And Burnham Institute for Medical Research Researchers

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2008) — If you're a cancer cell, you want a protein called Bcl-2 on your side because it decides if you live or die. It's usually a trusted bodyguard, protecting cancer cells from programmed death and allowing them to grow and form tumors. But sometimes it turns into their assassin.

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