Scientists deliver knock-out blow to multiple cancers

Anne Li                                                                                     August 6th, 2017                                anne1116.li@gmail.com


Targeting healthy cells that have been hijacked by cancer cells could help treat many different types of the disease. Scientists found that targeting an enzyme known as NOX4 stops the action of a type of cell called cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs), reducing the size of tumours in mice by up to 50%. Fibroblasts are healthy cells whose role is to hold different types of organs together. When they are hijacked by cancer cells, they become CAFs and are known to help tumours grow, spread and evade therapy.  Until now, attempts to target them have proved unsuccessful.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-08-03-scientists-deliver-knock-out-blow-to-multiple-cancers

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