Key cancer-fighting gene's secret weapons revealed

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research News Jun 13, 2018

Melbourne scientists have discovered how the most important gene in preventing human cancer, p53, is able to stop the development of blood cancers.

The findings revealed that a special group of genes that function within the body’s normal DNA repair process were vital to the effectiveness of p53. This new information could help doctors to better identify patients with an increased risk of developing certain cancers. It could also help to develop safer, more effective treatments for...

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