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New targets identified to block lung tumor growth

07-28-2019


New targets identified to block lung tumor growth Today’s Video of the Day from the Salk Institute describes groundbreaking research that may ultimately lead to the development of treatments for deadly lung cancer. 

The researchers have pinpointed two enzymes that are key to the tumor suppressing effects of the mutated gene LKB1. 

“For the first time, we’ve found specific direct targets for LKB1 that prevent lung cancer and discovered – very unexpectedly – that inflammation plays a role in this tumor growth,” said study senior author Professor Reuben Shaw. “With this knowledge we can hopefully develop new treatments for this large fraction of lung cancer patients.”

The study is published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Salk Institute

 

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