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A New Genetic Connection In Liver Cancer -- As Powerful As Her2/neu In Breast?

This article was originally published in Start Up

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New data point to a targeted strategy for treating a significant subset of liver cancers and importantly, provide a biomarker for identifying patients who could benefit from the therapy. It's based on the discovery of a correlation between amplification of a growth factor gene and overexpression of the gene's protein product -- a phenomenon that mirrors the way in which amplified Her2/neu gene expression promotes a subset of breast cancer, which led to the development of Herceptin.

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