Scientists discover ‘Achilles’ heel’ of oesophageal cancer

05:16 EDT 23 Aug 2017 | Pharmafile

Researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research have potentially found a new use for Imbruvica, after discovering a weakness in certain types of oesophageal cancer.

It was discovered that cancer cells, with a mutation of the gene named MYC, were dependent on a second gene, BTK, and could be more effectively targeted when this latter gene was blocked.

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