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Single Genetic Locus Linked To Top Cancer-Targeted Biochemical Pathways

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December 4, 1997
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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While identifying a new cancer-fighting tumor suppressor gene called ARF, scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made another, potentially more far-reaching discovery, that a single genetic locus called INK4a encodes protein products that regulate the most frequently targeted biochemical pathways in human cancers, regardless of patient age, tumor site or type.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 28, 1997 -- While identifying a new cancer-fighting tumor suppressor gene called ARF, scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made another, potentially more far-reaching discovery, that a single genetic locus called INK4a encodes protein products that regulate the most frequently targeted biochemical pathways in human cancers, regardless of patient age, tumor site or type.


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