Embryonic stem cell protein suppresses cancer

03/3/2008 | Forbes

A U.S. study found that a protein called Lefty, secreted only in human embryonic stem cells, can curb the growth and spread of melanomas and aggressive breast cancers. The tumor-suppressive capabilities of the human embryonic stem cell microenvironment "provide previously unexplored novel therapeutic modalities for cancer treatment," the study's lead researcher said.

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