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In Cancer Research this week, researchers at Case Western Reserve University report their discovery that the c-MYC gene can alter the response of human mammary epithelial cells to the cytokine oncostatin M. OSM is responsible for the activation of STAT3, which has been implicated in cancer development, progression, invasion, and metastasis. However, OSM has also been implicated in the suppression of certain tumor-derived cell lines.

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