28 Feb '11, 2pm

Secret to self-healing skin cancer found

Secret to self-healing skin cancer found

Known as the multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE), the skin cancer grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing itself spontaneously. -- PHOTO: REUTERS FOR forty years, it has left scientists baffled. Now, researchers have finally uncovered the secret behind a rare skin cancer that can heal itself. They hope the breakthrough will lead to new treatments for other cancers. Known as the multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE), the skin cancer grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing itself spontaneously. Scientists have now discovered that this happens because of the failure of a gene - the Transforming Growth Factor (Beta), Receptor 1 (TGFBR1). The breakthrough was made by an international research team which included researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Medical Biology in Singapore. Their findings, publis...

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