Specialists Create Molecular Decoy That Prompts Cancerous Cells to Kill Themselves
Yahoo!: French specialists on Sunday unveiled a new weapon against cancer — a molecular “decoy” that mimicks DNA damage and prompts cancerous cells to kill themselves.
The research, published in a US journal, Clinical Cancer Research, opens up fresh avenues for attacking tumours that are resistant to conventional therapy, they said.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aim at inflicting sufficient damage to a cancer cell to unleash a process of programmed cell death, also called apoptosis.