Gene responsible for lung cancer spread identified

A major challenge for cancer biologists had been to find out which among the hundreds of genetic mutations found in a cancer cell are most important for driving the cancer’s spread. But, now with a new technique scientists have found the genes responsible for this. Using whole-genome profiling,  scientists have pinpointed a gene that appears to drive progression of small cell lung cancer.

The NFIB gene codes for a transcription factor, meaning it controls the expression of other genes, so researchers  are now looking for the genes controlled by NFIB. Read more…

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