Gene Suppresses Ova Tumor Growth

Gene may stop ovarian cancer

A gene that has the power to stop ovarian cancer developing has been discovered at Cancer Research UK, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The researchers found the gene was not working properly in nine out of 10 ovarian cancer tissue samples. When healthy copies of the gene were inserted back into human cancer cells, the gene suppressed ovarian tumor growth. The scientists hope the discovery could lead to new ways of treating the disease, which will affect nearly one woman in every 50.

"This is a very important discovery in identifying what seems to be a key tumor suppressor gene in ovarian cancer," Dr. Hani Gabra told the London Telegraph.

The team, led by Gabra, reports the findings in the journal Nature Genetics Monday.

Thanks to UPI, 6/03

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