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Drive to Inhibit 'Master Switch' for Tumor Embryonic Growth

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
LONDON – Identification of a protein that orchestrates many of the changes that permit a normal cell to turn into a cancer cell will open up an entirely new field of cancer therapeutics, the researchers who made the discovery predicted. The team, from ICREA in Barcelona, Spain, also established a screening system to identify compounds that will inhibit the protein.

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