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Mar142011

Researchers Identify Possible Target for Liver Cancer Treatment

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y.) -- A new study identifies the first ever possible target therapy approach for liver cancer.

The authors of the study –- conducted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and published in the journal Cancer Cell –- identified a gene that is overactive in 15 percent of liver cancers. Experiments in mice showed that shutting down this gene with a drug led to tumor shrinkage.

Researchers believe that this is a promising target for liver cancer treatment and can be tested in humans.

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