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[MOL] Researchers uncover a basic genetic process thay may contribute to some 80% of breast cancers.



March 15, 2000
> Medical Tribune
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> Researchers in Iowa have uncovered a basic genetic process that may contribute to some 80 percent of breast cancers.
>
> The process, called methylation, can affect the DNA of certain cells, thereby silencing genes that prevent tumor growth. Methylation
> is controlled by enzymes in the breast-cancer cells, "and generally any process mediated by enzymes can often be affected by
> pharmacological interventions," said the study's lead author Frederick Domann, associate professor of radiology in the free radical
> and radiation biology program at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City.
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>  http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/273179.html
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