Odd one out: Protein goes against the family to prevent cancer

Researchers have made the surprise discovery that the ‚odd one out‘ in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers. The research team showed switching off a certain gene caused spontaneous development of stomach cancers, driven by chronic inflammation. The study also revealed that immunotherapy may prove to be a significant tool for treating stomach cancers that are driven by runaway inflammation, warranting further investigation. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)