Scientists Identify 'Critical' Gene for Development and Spread of Lung Cancer

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by

Scientists from the Mayo Clinic have identified a single gene that appears to be a major driving force in the development and spread of the most common form of lung cancer.…“This family of [MMP] genes have been implicated for a long time in the process of metastasis – the ability of tumors to migrate out of the primary site and survive and move to a distal site,” Dr. Alan P. Fields, the Monica Flynn Jacoby Professor of Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic in Florida, told FoxNews.com.

 

 

Fox News (blog) by Alex Crees   4/24/12

Tags: Cancer, cancer research, Dr. Alan P. Fields, Genomics, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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