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How cancer cells can become immortal – new research finds a mutated gene that helps melanoma defeat the normal limits on repeated replication

By Pattra Chun-On, Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences
Jonathan Alder, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences
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One enzyme plays a key role in how tumor cells replicate and divide indefinitely. Identifying the genes that give these cells their immortality could provide new drug targets to treat cancer.The Conversation


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