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Specialists Create Molecular Decoy That Prompts Cancerous Cells to Kill Themselves

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molecular_decoyYahoo!: 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.


Written by mattliving

February 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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