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Cancer gene

Cancer gene

作者:胡隹  时间:2019-02-26 08:18:00  人气:

THE DISCOVERY of a mutant gene in lung tumours could offer new possibilities for treating lung cancer, say British researchers. Scientists have long suspected that some people have a genetic susceptibility to lung cancer. Now, a team from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford have found high levels of a mutant form of the so-called p53 gene in cells from lung cancers. The p53 gene is normally a tumour suppressor. The mutant appears to be absent from normal cells or other types of tumour cells. The team believes the findings make possible ‘new therapeutic approaches’ to lung cancer (The Lancet,