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  • Posted: 05/14/2014

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NCI Cancer Center News

USC and NYU scientists develop a molecule to block cancer growth in mice

In a mouse study, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and New York University (NYU) used a molecule to disrupt two key protein interactions that contribute to cancer growth.

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