Some 2016 achievements in the lab
Action Against Cancer supports cutting edge cancer research. Gifts in wills and other donations to Action Against Cancer have funded the following exciting progress in the laboratory.
The identification of important molecules that:
i. Drive breast cancer cells to grow and divide (candidate 12)
ii. Act as a tumour suppressor (candidate 1)
iii. Decrease the spread of lung and breast cancer cells (miR-515- 5p)
Other recent scientific findings by the team include how:
i. Pancreatic tumour growth is reduced by inhibiting a specific combination of molecules
ii. A protein (TP53) affects how normal cells turn into ovarian cancer cells
iii. A gene (LMTK3) is central in breast, colon, gastric and brain cancers.