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Cancer breakthrough




-scientists have identified a flaw of cancerous tumours, which can force the cancer-spreading cells to self-destruct

-experiments showed that blocking a specific protein that fuels cancerous tumours, can kill them off

-there are already drugs that block the chemical called ATF-4, offering hope of the fast-tracking of a revolutionary therapy

-inhibitors that that cease production of ATF-4 have been used in diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

-when researchers knocked out ATF-4 in mice, it stopped lymphomas and bowel tumours growing


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7201205/Cancer-breakthrough-Scientists-discover-Achilles-Heel-tumors-causes-self-destruct.html


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-019-0354-x

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