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Master gene that can kill cancer

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Key master gene that can KILL cancer identified by British scientists

By Fiona Macrae

Last updated at 7:49 AM on 14th September 2009

Colon cancer cells

Colon cancer cells: A ‘masterswitch’ in the body’s battle against cancer has been identified by British scientists

A ‘masterswitch’ in the body’s battle against cancer has been identified by British scientists, raising hope of new treatments.

The key gene triggers the production of blood cells capable of fighting – and killing – tumour cells.

The cells form part of the body’s natural armoury against disease and we all have some.

But making more could bolster our defence, saving some of the 155,000 lives lost each year to cancer in the UK.

via Found, master gene that can kill cancer | Mail Online.

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