Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Single Cell that Lead to the Understanding of Cancer

Here is an interesting article about a study that was done on fish. This article helps in understanding Melanoma cancer.

   A study was conducted in fish to understand melanoma. Melanoma is a form of deadliest skin cancer. It was not a cancer cell yet and its state was surprising. Instead of developing into an ordinary cell type, the cell turned to an embryonic state. Cancer genes appeared and a massive tumor developed as it began to divide. Human genes were given to fish and found the same result as in human. Researchers have said further study needs to be done to understand the formation of melanomas and other forms of cancer. This method will help to generate a way to prevent melanomas from growing back after they have been cut down by new targeted drugs.

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