Case Western Reserve University Researchers Discover Gene That Permanently Stops Cancer Cell Proliferation

by Colonel on February 20, 2013

“Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a mutant form of the gene, Chk1, that when expressed in cancer cells, permanently stopped their proliferation and caused cell death without the addition of any chemotherapeutic drugs. This study illustrates an unprecedented finding, that artificially activating Chk1 alone is sufficient to kill cancer cells.

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Research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 67 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.

” — Copyright 2013 National Institute of Health

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