Japanese scientists identify enzyme that may suppress cancer.
Metastasis occurs when cancer spreads from its site of origin, which challenges therapy and may even result in death. "In breast tumor treatments, measurement of the CHIP protein levels in the tumors may be valuable information for the treatment. Furthermore, designing a new therapy that increases CHIP protein levels or its activity could be useful for breast tumor treatment," Yanagisawa said. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer, after lung cancer. In 2005, it killed 502,000 people worldwide, or almost 1% of all deaths.
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