Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Anne Li                            1/29/17


Dr Stephen Tait, who works at our Beatson Institute in Glasgow, has found that treating cancer isn’t just about killing cancer cells – it’s also about how you kill them. Most cancer treatments interfere with vital cell processes, which causes distress to the cells and makes them self-destruct. But the team has found that if you directly press the self-destruct button by blocking a protein called Bcl2, not only do some cancer cells die, it also helps the immune system recognize the rest of the cancer cells.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/01/19/meet-the-scientists-tackling-brain-tumours-investigating-a-cancer-master-switch-and-much-more/


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