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UCI Team Finds New Target for Treating Wide Spectrum of Cancers


January 30, 2013

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University of California, Irvine (UCI), biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment approach, as mutant forms of this protein are implicated in nearly 40 percent of diagnosed cases of cancer, which kills more than half a million Americans each year. Full Story

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