Researchers from Israel and the US explore the potential presence of parainflammation in human cancers. There was evidence that this subtle, low-grade form of inflammation might contribute to tumorigenesis in mice missing the tumor suppressor p53, they say. Using a 40-gene signature gleaned from mouse models of parainflammation and from an inflammatory response gene database, the team scoured data from hundreds of cancer cell lines and thousands of primary tumors.

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