UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:

UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:   NCI Cancer Center News Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops…  The … Continue reading “UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:”

UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:

 

NCI Cancer Center News

Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops…  The team found that mice lacking the P-Rex1 protein are resistant to melanoma metastases. When researchers tested human melanoma cells and tumor tissue for the protein, P-Rex1 was elevated in the majority of cases — a clue that the protein plays an important role in the cancer’s spread. Their findings were published today in the journal Nature Communications…

Click here to read full press release from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.

Author: Joe Lovrek

Born in Houston, Raised in Trinity Texas

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UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:

UNC researchers find that P Rex-1 protein is key to melanoma metastasis:

 

NCI Cancer Center News

Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops…  The team found that mice lacking the P-Rex1 protein are resistant to melanoma metastases. When researchers tested human melanoma cells and tumor tissue for the protein, P-Rex1 was elevated in the majority of cases — a clue that the protein plays an important role in the cancer’s spread. Their findings were published today in the journal Nature Communications…

Click here to read full press release from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.

Author: Joe Lovrek

Born in Houston, Raised in Trinity Texas

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