Surprising new insights into the PTEN tumor suppressor gene

Written by EurekAlert! - Cancer on April 24, 2014 – 4:00 am -

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Ever since it was first identified more than 15 years ago, the PTEN gene has been known to play an integral role in preventing the onset and progression of numerous cancers. Now investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center explain more precisely how PTEN exerts its anti-cancer effects and how its loss or alteration can set cells on a cancerous course.

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