Archive: 11/06/2012

Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma: study

Why do some cancers spread rapidly to other organs and others don't metastasize? A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin ...

Jun 11, 2012
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Fighting cancer with the immune system

The human immune system has a natural ability to identify and attack tumor cells. Natural killer (NK) cells are innate immune cells that are particularly effective at killing tumor cells due to their ability to secrete cytotoxic ...

Jun 11, 2012
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