Scientists Discover New Drug Target for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 15:00 in Health & Medicine

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have discovered a new drug target for squamous cell carcinoma - the second most common form of skin cancer. Scientists in the laboratory of Valeri Vasioukhin, Ph.D., have found that a protein called alpha-catenin acts as a tumor suppressor and they also have unlocked the mechanism by which this protein controls cell proliferation.

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