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K-State Cancer Researcher Investigates Mutated Gene's Role in Breast Cancer

Monday August 9, 2010

K-STATE RESEARCH TEAM INVESTIGATES MUTATED GENE’S ROLE IN BREAST CANCER

A microscopic gene may play a gigantic role when it comes to cancerous tissue in the human body, according to one Kansas State University research team.

The team is investigating mutation within the ADAM12 gene of the A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease family, or ADAM family, and its role in breast cancer.

“We want to know whether ADAM12 is a good guy or a bad guy in breast cancer,” said Anna Zolkiewska, associate professor of biochemistry and research team leader.

Read the article at K-State Media Relations