Scientists discover possible new cancer treatment

Scientists discover possible new cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have identified a mechanism capable of controlling the growth of tumors in animal cells. The study, carried out in mice, was published last Monday (29/8) in the scientific journal Nature Communications and represents an advance in the treatment of cancer.

Scientists discovered that the HnRNPK protein It works in favor of the growth of tumors in the body. It binds to messenger RNA encoded by two genes that are associated with tumor development, and prevents a double-stranded RNA from forming. This movement keeps the two genes separate, and favors the development of cancer.

“Keeping the RNA of these two genes separate promotes the growth of tumors that depend on growth factors. Without the HnRNPK protein, the properties that promote tumor growth are neutralized”, explains professor of medical genetics Chandrasekhar Kanduri, one of the research leaders, in an interview with EurekAlert.

According to the scientists, drugs created in the future could be able to block the effects of HnRNPK. Thus, they would prevent the development of the tumor and bring fewer side effects to the patient compared to the treatments used today.

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cancer treatment

According to the Ministry of Health, the treatment for cancer varies according to the region of the tumor and the patient. In most cases, the traditional approach is a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.

Early diagnosis is important to define which method should be used.

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