A gene that's able to stop cancerous cells from multiplying and forming tumours has been identified by Canadian researchers, who say the HACE 1 gene can suppress the growth of breast, lung, liver and many other types of human tumours.
The B.C. Cancer Agency scientists said that HACE 1 helps combat stress that, left unrestricted, can lead to the formation of multiple tumours, the Canadian Press reported.
Cancerous cells form tumours when HACE 1 is inactive and tumour growth is extensive due to additional stress such as radiation. But activating HACE 1 prevented the formation of tumours, the researchers said.
The findings appear in the online advance issue of the journal Nature Medicine. – (HealthDayNews)