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A new study in Cancer Cell suggests the LKB1 gene could help keep melanoma cells from becoming metastatic, reports HealthDay News. When researchers from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center inactivated LKB1 in both human and mouse tumors, non-aggressive melanoma cells became highly metastatic, HealthDay says.

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