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Discovery may help lung cancer therapy
San Diego Union-Tribune

An important genetic clue to fighting one of cancer’s deadliest attributes, the ability of some malignant cells to spread around the body, has been discovered by scientists at the Salk Institute.

The scientists found that an obscure gene actually plays an important role in preventing the spread of cancer, called metastasis. Most importantly, certain experimental drugs might be especially helpful in fighting lung and cervical cancers in which this fail-safe mechanism is inactivated, as well as melanoma.

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