US Team Fingers Tyrosine Phosphatase Mutations as Drivers of Colon Cancer | GenomeWeb

A team of researchers in the United States said they have identified mutations in a family of six genes linked to a significant number of colon cancer cases.

The scientists, from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, said their findings may help drug makers develop “more options for creating personalized therapies tailored to counteract mutated gene pathways present in individual tumors.”

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