New alternate cell growth pathway could lead to better treatments for metastatic cancers

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A new study has found that the gene, mEAK-7, which they discovered last year, may play a key role in cancer metastasis. By comparing mEAK-7 expression levels in normal and cancer cells, they found that the gene was highly expressed in the cancer cells. They also found that the gene, when combined with a large molecule, created an alternative pathway used by cancer to grow and spread.

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