Jim Byard's Health Beat
Gene May Stop Spread of Lung Cancer


Scientists say they've found a gene that may stop lung cancer from spreading. This type of cancer is one of the most deadly because it spreads so fast. The Salk Institute in California says cancer cells have an abnormal gene that allows them to move awya from the primary tumor. Blocking or inactivating this gene slows the tumor cells' movements. The researchers say this could help focus drug and other treatments.

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