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Finding the Missing Link

Conquest - Summer 2009

Researchers have discovered how the gene Rak can stabilize the PTEN protein to prevent breast cancer development, according to Shiaw-Yih Lin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Systems Biology. This discovery is important in several other types of cancer. PTEN frequently is mutated or inactivated in glioblastoma, melanoma and cancers of the prostate and endometrium.

Reported in the April edition of Cancer Cell

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