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Gene driver for breast cancer discovered

Posted Date: February 21, 2011

A rare but hard-to-treat form of breast cancer is driven by a newly discovered gene, researchers have found.

 

A rare but hard-to-treat form of breast cancer is driven by a newly discovered gene, researchers have found.ZNF703 is the first oncogene to be discovered in five years, and it could lead to more effective treatments down the road, Cancer Research UK said. In Friday’s online issue of the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, scientists from Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Research Institute and the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver said evidence strongly suggests ZNF703 is a new oncogene.


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