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Re: [MOL] Scientists find how to make cancer cells die/Reply for Breast Cancer



Joicy, this is great new's; however I just read that  Breast cancer patients
do not have enzyme tolomerose, to me it implies that perhaps there are other
forms of cancer that also do not have enzyme tolomerose, in perticular
harmonal organs and that further research and investigation is needed.  Just
the same if it does the trick for so many other cancers in no way does it
truly demisih the good new's.  Thanks for sharing with us always and it's
good to have you back on line.  Your friend, lillian
-----Original Message-----
From: Becker, Joicy <Joicy.Becker@PTSEM.EDU>
To: 'MOLers' <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 8:46 AM
Subject: [MOL] Scientists find how to make cancer cells die


>Dearest friends, my time has not been my own lately, but you are never far
>from my thoughts. My heart is especially grieving for those of you who have
>been receiving some very hard news lately. I wish with all my being I could
>make it "all better," prayers not withstanding. Still, we can't lose hope,
>and to that end, I'm sending a few articles that seem encouraging about
>what's on the horizon...lots of love, hugs and prayers, Joicy
>
>---------------------
>
>UNITED KINGDOM: Scientists find how to make cancer cells die
>    [01/05/99; Reuters News Service]
>
>LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - British scientists said on Wednesday
>they had discovered how cancer cells can be instructed to die,
>opening the way for new anti-cancer therapies.
>
>The scientists, whose findings were reported in Journal of the
>National Cancer Institute, said they had identified a group of
>genes that could halt the production of the enzyme telomerase,
>which prevents cancer cells from dying.
>
>The enzyme is found in cancer cells but not in normal human cells.
>
>``This is a major advance in that we have now demonstrated that
>switching off telomerase actually turns off cancer cells' division
>potential and stops them dividing in every case,'' Professor
>Robert Newbold of Brunel University in West London and a lead
>investigator, said in a telephone interview.
>
>The full article can be found at:
>
>http://www.infoseek.com/Content?arn=a2142LBY228reulb-19990105&col=NX
>
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