28 Feb '11, 4am

Cause of rare self-healing cancer discovered: There exists a rare skin cancer that grows rapidly for a few weeks...

However, Professor Lane cautioned, "The TGFBR1 gene is also part of a very important cell signalling system that is essential for many normal processes. Though it has been implicated in many other cancers before now, one cannot just go around blocking its function indiscriminately. We hope that this new-found knowledge on an unusual self-healing tumour will open a door to new ways of tweaking the cell machinery more selectively in cancer therapy."

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20110228-...

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