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Manmade peptides reduce breast cancer’s spread

Manmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer’s spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists say. The WASF3 gene helps cancer become mobile and invasive. Manmade peptides that can come between the WASF3 protein...

Khleif to step down from Georgia Cancer Center

Dr. Samir N. Khleif will step down as director of the Georgia Cancer Center. “I am grateful to Dr. Khleif for his leadership and wish him much future success,” said President Brooks A. Keel. “We have a talented group of clinical and research faculty who will capitalize on the work that has been...

New target identified for reducing cancer metastasis

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A protein that is constantly expressed by cancer cells and quiescent in healthy ones appears to be a solid target for reducing cancer’s ability to spread, scientists report. The WASF3 protein enables cancer cell invasion, and by interrupting its relationship with another protein that...

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