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Compound cuts melanoma's spread by up to 90%

January 5, 2017View for printing

Scientists have discovered that a chemical compound--and potential new drug--reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.

The synthetic, small-molecule drug compound goes after a gene's ability to produce RNA molecules and certain proteins in melanoma tumors. This gene activity, or transcription process, causes the disease to spread but the compound can shut it down. Up until now, few other compounds of this kind have been able to accomplish this.

Posted by Sarina Gleason

Full Story: http://www.futurity.org/melanoma-mol ... f-203916893
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