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Cancer-killing cells controlled by epigenetic process, new study shows

  • Posted: September 27, 2013

For the first time, a new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC (home of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center) has described how natural killer (NK) cells in the human body, which can kill and contain viruses and cancerous tumors, can be manipulated by epigenetics. The discovery, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, paves the way for developing more effective cancer drugs.

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