Ovarian Cancer's Achilles Heel

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Researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have teamed up with their colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in order to find cancer's weak spots, according to a Broad press release. In a collaboration termed Project Achilles — named after the Greek warrior who had only one vulnerability — the researchers examined cells from more than 100 tumors, including 25 ovarian cancer tumors, to find the genes that cancer really needs in order to survive and spread.

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