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  • Posted: 10/04/2012
NCI Cancer Center News

UCSD study finds blocking tumor-induced inflammation impacts cancer development

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report the discovery of microbial–dependent mechanisms through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. The findings are published in the October 3, 2012 Advanced Online Edition of Nature. UCSD is home to the Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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