Pancreatic cancer breakthrough: Scientists turn cancer cells into normal cells

20 abril 2015

Scientists have found a novel avenue for therapeutic intervention of the «silent cancer.» A new research study has shown that pancreatic cancer cells can be coaxed to revert back toward normal cells by introducing a protein called E47. E47 binds to specific DNA sequences and controls genes involved in growth and differentiation. The research provides hope for a new treatment approach for the more than 40,000 people who die from the disease each year in the United States.