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Scientific discovery holds new hope for cancer treatment

Published on 14/10/2009
Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, a faculty of the University of Gothenburg, have discovered a new cancer gene.

Findings published in the most recent issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identify a gene that can be linked to the development of glandular cancer in the head, neck and breast.

Lead author of the study, professor Goran Stenman, said: "Now that we know what the cancer is down to, we can also develop new and more effective treatments for this often highly malignant and insidious form of cancer.

"One possibility might be to develop a drug that quite simply turns off this gene ... it's a new mechanism which I think will turn out to be quite common in a variety of human cancers."

According to Cancer Research UK, there are more than 200 different types of cancer, but breast, lung, large bowel (colorectal) and prostate account for more than half of all new cases in the UK.
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