National Foundation for Cancer Research Scientists Open New Research Field To Find the Causes of Cancer

Published: Jan 21, 2008

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of the most fundamental questions facing research scientists today is how otherwise normal cells become cancerous. Scientists with the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) however are beginning to reveal the answers that will provide important clues to the root causes of cancer development, and this essential information will guide the development of new prevention strategies, more accurate cancer diagnostics, and more effective cancer therapies. Recent research results from a project funded by NFCR, published in the journal Nature, may lead scientists to the answers of this fundamental yet, extremely complicated question by approaching the problem from a new angle.

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