Wiping out Akt3 protein can stall tumor development

February 1, 2005

National report — The Akt3 protein seems responsible for promoting tumor cell survival and development in 43 percent to 60 percent of noninherited melanomas. And wiping out the protein in melanoma cells could stall tumor development and increase the chemo-sensitivity of this traditionally chemo-resistant cancer, according to a new study.

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