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MITF and BCL2 block apoptosis in melanocytes

 
  June, 20 2002 0:47
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Natural resistance of pigment cells to sunlight may make deadly skin cancer tough to treat

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that a gene that enables the skinís pigmented cells to survive harsh sunlight may have a darker side as well: making the deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma, highly resistant to treatment. The findings are published in the June 14 Cell.
National Institutes of Health, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Affymetrix

Contact:
Bill Schalaler
william_schaller@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5357
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


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