Blocking rogue gene may stop cancer spread: Study

December 25, 2015

The research was funded by UK-based charity the Association of International Cancer Research (AICR), with additional support from the Big C Charity and the British Skin Foundation. Dr Mark Matfield, scientific coordinator of AICR, said, ???This is a very exciting new discovery and a perfect example of the way that basic research into cancer can open up ways to develop new ways to treat cancer.???

Cancer Research UK said the study improved understanding of the disease, but was still at the laboratory stage. Dr Kat Arney, science information manager at Cancer Research UK, said, ???Over recent decades researchers all over the world have discovered genes that drive the growth and spread of cancer, and this research adds one more to this ever-growing list??But, while these new results aid our understanding of the complexities of cancer and could point towards potential leads for future anti-cancer drugs, the work is still at the laboratory stage.???