Scripps – Discovered: Mechanism that Turns Mutant Cells into Aggressive Cancers

Scripps – Discovered: Mechanism that Turns Mutant Cells into Aggressive Cancers

Scripps – Discovered: Mechanism that Turns Mutant Cells into Aggressive Cancers

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have caught a cancer-causing mutation in the act.

A new study shows how a gene mutation found in several human cancers, including leukemia, gliomas and melanoma, promotes the growth of aggressive tumors.

“We’ve found the mechanism through which this mutation leads to a scrambling of the genome,” said TSRI Associate Professor Eros Lazzerini Denchi, who co-led the study with Agnel Sfeir of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. “That’s when you get really massive tumors.”

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