Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cancer To Be Switched Off By Gene

A unique gene that can stop cancerous cells from multiplying into tumours has been discovered by a team of scientists at the B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver.
The team, led by Dr. Poul Sorensen, says the gene has the power to suppress the growth of human tumours in multiple cancers, including breast, lung and liver.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you think the discovery of the HACE 1 gene will turn the tides on cancer?
-If cancer is ever "cured" what do you think will take its place?
-Do you think that cancer could be cured today but that the drug companies refuse to do so due to their bottom lines?

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