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Protein found linked to secret of certain cancer cell's immortality

  March, 6 2001 11:57
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Protein found linked to secret of certain cancer cell's immortality

One of the hallmarks of a cancer cell is its immortality—its ability to divide endlessly. A pair of HMS researchers has identified a protein that some 10 percent of tumor cells seem to use to attain their immortal state. By blocking this molecule, it may be possible to stop these cancer cells from proliferating.

Leukemia Society of America, American Federation for Aging Research

John Lacey john_lacey@hms.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School

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