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Jefferson Scientists Show Bacterial Toxin Slows Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Tumor Growth

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July 5, 2001
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Researchers at Jefferson Medical College and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center have found that a receptor for a bacterial toxin on the surface of metastatic colorectal cancer cells actually controls the growth of the cells. What's more, when the toxin hooks up with the receptor, metastatic colorectal cancer cell growth slows considerably. The scientists believe the receptor-toxin combination could eventually be used with chemotherapy or other agents to slow the advance of the disease.

Researchers at Jefferson Medical College and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center have found that a receptor for a bacterial toxin on the surface of metastatic colorectal cancer cells actually controls the growth of the cells. What's more, when the toxin hooks up with the receptor, metastatic colorectal cancer cell growth slows considerably. The scientists believe the receptor-toxin combination could eventually be used with chemotherapy or other agents to slow the advance of the disease.


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