8 April 2012

Sheffield closer to new cancer treatment

University of Sheffield scientists are targeting a cancer-friendly protein that helps tumours resist cancer treatments.

Chemical and radiotherapies work by causing genetic damage that kills rapidly dividing cancer cells that form tumours. The protein, known as hPIF1, gets in the way of the treatment process.
The scientists at Sheffield’s Institute for Cancer Studies hope to switch-off the protein that protects the tumour from within cancer cells so that...

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