This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Kansas and Oklahoma describe the development and characterization of a novel C-terminal inhibitor of heat shock protein 90 in prostate cancer cells. Hsp90 has been shown to be over-expressed in a number of cancers, the authors write. For this study, the team used PC3-MM2 and LNCaP-LN3 prostate cancer cell lines to test an Hsp90 inhibitor, KU174.

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