Sunday, March 08, 2009

Enzyme behind cancer spread found...

Today's really good news comes via Auntie Beeb.

Scientists say they have discovered a way to stop cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

Cancer metastasis, where the cancer spreads from its original location, is known to be responsible for 90% of cancer-related deaths.

Institute of Cancer Research scientists have found that an enzyme called LOX is crucial in promoting metastasis, Cancer Cell journal reports.

Drugs to block this enzyme's action could keep cancer at bay, they hope.


Anonymous Oy Vey said...

Wow, i have always thought of lox as a great addition to a bagle with cream cheese.

Omega fish oil and all that, i thought that lox would be good for you, not a promoter of cancer.
This new role is quite sinister.

Mon Mar 09, 08:09:00 AM EDT  

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