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Case Western study identifies new oncogene for breast cancer

  • Posted: August 14, 2012

 A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a novel method to identify genes that, when overexpressed, make normal cells behave like cancer cells. Using this method, the Jackson laboratory has identified a new oncogene, which is a gene that contributes to the development of cancer, named FAM83B.

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