Cancer gene unintentionally ends the life of cancer cells, turns off life supporting genes

20 abril 2015

Myc cancer gene makes cells to commit suicide by repressing life supporting «well-being» genes, a new study suggests. These findings provide new opportunities to develop drugs, which could switch Myc from a cancer driver gene to a deadly assassin of the cancer cells, and encourages a rethinking of how to unmask cancer vulnerabilities, scientists say