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Suspected cancer promoter actually suppresses tumors
San Diego Union-Tribune

Challenging a long-held dogma about cancer, a new study finds that enzymes long believed to promote cancer actually suppress it.

These enzymes are well-known among cancer researchers and have been a major target of drug development. They belong to a group called protein kinase C, coded for by numerous related genes. These enzymes play essential roles in cell survival, growth and migration, all of which are enhanced in cancer.