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Study identifies new potential therapeutic target in lung cancer
BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) — Chinese researchers have identified a key gene with therapeutic potential in a type of lung cancer.
MMP11, a tumor biomarker, has long been found to be associated with tumor progression in certain types of cancer, including breast, liver and colon.
In the new study, researchers from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science under Chinese Academy of Sciences tried to decide its role in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), the most common type of lung cancer.
The researchers first performed gene expression profiling on datasets of LUAD patients, and found the expression of MMP11 increased in both tumor tissues and sera from LUAD patients.
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