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In Cancer Discovery this week, researchers in Maryland and Massachusetts say that HIF1-alpha could function as a 14q kidney cancer suppressor gene. Kidney cancers often delete chromosomes 3p and 14q, which contain tumor suppressor genes, the authors write. For this study, the team identified focal, homozygous deletions of the HIF1-alpha locus on chromosome 14q in clear renal carcinoma cell lines — wild-type HIF1-alpha suppresses renal carcinoma growth, but the altered loci don't.

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