When tumor suppressor genes are lost, it's common for several nearby genes-which play no role in cancer development-to be lost as well," explained the study's co-senior author William Hahn, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber.
What does p53 stand for?
p53 stands for Tumor Suppressor Gene
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This approach has shown promise, for example, in our INGN 401 program, in which the FUS-1 tumor suppressor gene is administered intravenously to patients with metastatic lung cancers.
Nairn has identified a Xiphophorus gene correlating to the p16 tumor suppressor gene in humans that seems to be associated with susceptibility to developing melanoma upon exposure to UV light.
Working with Stanford colleagues Xu Li and Uta Francke, they have now located the human version of tsg101 on a region of chromosome 11 suspected of containing a tumor suppressor gene involved in breast and other cancers.