Scientists discover gene to control breast cancer

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Sydney, Mar 13 (UNI) There is hope for several women, suffering from breast cancer. scientists today announced they have discovered a way to stop the spread disease.

"The gene, called SATB1, is thought to control the use of around 1000 others to promote the spread," says Dr Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California as saying in The Telegraph.

American teams of scientists find breast cancer trigger Scraps stop breast cancer in its tracks Aspirin 'can cut breast cancer risk by 20 per cent. Their finding clears the way for the development of medicine which could stop the spreading of the disease and thus save the lives of about 44,000 women diagnosed with the illness every year.

According to the researchers SATB1 creates a 3D cage-like structure within the cell nucleus (left) that binds to DNA specific sites in genes the most deadly feature of breast cancer is when it disperses from the breast, causing tumours to develop in other parts of the body.

But now they are saying to have found a way to halt this process, known as metastasis, after pinpointing the gene which controls the spread of the cancer. By removing this gene from cancer cells the researchers are able to halt its progress and even turned the cancer cell back to normal.


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