Tools

Mens Health Policy

You are here: Home » Advocacy » Overview
Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

Scientists Find That Blocking “Rogue Gene” May Prevent Spread of Cancer

E-mail Print PDF

The discovery of a “rogue gene” by a group of British scientists from the University of East Anglia may lead to the prevention of the spread of cancer cells in the body. Blocking the gene through the use of the right medication could prevent the growth of many forms of cancer including breast, brain, colon, and skin cancers. The findings of the study were recently published in the journal Oncogene.

The researchers report that within the next decade, their findings could lead the development of new drugs capable of halting late-stage metastasis during which cancer cells spread throughout the body. The newly identified “rogue gene” is an enzymic bonding agent present inside cancer cells that attacks and breaks down a naturally occurring protein in the body that normally functions to prevent cancer cells from spreading. Blockage of the gene, known as WWP2, would allow for the presence of higher levels of the protein that makes cancer cells dormant.

Regarding the study findings, research team member Surinder Soond noted that this is a “novel and exciting approach to treating cancer and the spread of tumors which holds great potential.”

Lead author Andrew Chantry, a scientist at the University of East Anglia’s School of Biological Sciences, reported that within the next decade the findings could lead the development of new drugs capable of halting late stage metastasis during which cancer cells spread throughout the body. He pointed out that the successful development of a drug that could deactivate WWP2 would allow for conventional therapies such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy to be used to treat primary tumors with no risk of the cancer spreading elsewhere.

The next step in the research process, according to Chantry, “is to identify a potent drug that will get inside cancer cells and destroy the activity of the rogue gene.” He acknowledged that although this will be “a difficult but not impossible task,” by now having a better understanding of the biological processes, it will be easier to accomplish. Chantry and his team are currently working with other scientists to devise a drug capable of thwarting the gene’s activity.

Although medical technology is moving fast forward, the successful development of therapies for many serious diseases may take years, and even decades to reach the point of being available for use to help save lives. Therefore, the importance of maintaining your health is now more apparent than ever. Arm yourself with knowledge about what you can do to stay healthy. You can gain useful information from health initiatives to help you get started. You can also boost your health with natural supplements such as cancer-preventing green tea. Become more active and exercise your way to better health. Finally, one of the most important ways to stay healthy is to make better nutrition choices such as having a healthy beverage instead of reaching for a can of soda and committing to follow a healthy diet.

Add comment


Security code Refresh

  • First tab
  • Second tab
  • Third tab

Welcome to Joomla!

News image

Joomla! is a free open source framework and content publishing system designed for quickly creating highly interactive multi-language Web sites, online communities, media portals, blogs and eCommerce applications. Joomla! provides...

READMORE

Welcome to the Men’s Health Policy Center

The Men’s Health Policy Center (MHPC) is a public policy resource tool that enables the reader to better understand legislative and regulatory issues, empowering them to better advocate for the...

READMORE

New NICE Guidance On Preventing Skin Cancer

Being out in the sun can be good for you - it provides both a good source of vitamin D and the opportunity to be physically active. However, prolonged exposure...

READMORE
  • First tab
  • Second tab
  • Third tab

Volunteer

....Coming soon!

Company News | Administrator | 21 April 2010

READMORE

How do I install Joomla! 1.5?

Installing of Joomla! 1.5 is pretty easy. We assume you have set-up your Web site, and it is accessible with your browser.Download Joomla! 1.5, unzip it and upload/copy the files...

General | Administrator | 11 August 2008

READMORE

New NICE Guidance On Preventing Skin Cancer

Being out in the sun can be good for you - it provides both a good source of vitamin D and the opportunity to be physically active. However, prolonged exposure...

Newsflash | Administrator | 10 August 2008

READMORE
  • First tab
  • Second tab
  • Third tab

Welcome to Joomla!

News image

Joomla! is a free open source framework and content publishing system designed for quickly creating highly interactive multi-language Web sites, online communities, media portals, blogs and eCommerce applications. Joomla! provides...

Latest | Administrator | Tuesday, 12 August 2008

READMORE

It is an example of tab XHTML content

How do I install Joomla! 1.5?

Installing of Joomla! 1.5 is pretty easy. We assume you have set-up your Web site, and it is accessible with your browser.Download Joomla! 1.5, unzip it and upload/copy the files...

General | Administrator | Monday, 11 August 2008

READMORE

News Pro I

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Gersh Scholarship Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Yana Jurovitzki 801-209-7994 yana@blueribbonadvocacy.org   Call for Nominations: Fred Gersh Scholarship For Veterans Leading the Fight Against Prostate Cancer Awareness WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2013 – Blue Ribbon Advocacy...

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Hits:19133 | Comments

Read more

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D Enacted as a piece of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) went into effect January 2006 as the first federal program...

Latest | Administrator | Tuesday, 06 November 2012 | Hits:10405 | Comments

Read more

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid expansion will begin in 2014, with coverage growing to those under 65, disabled Americans who do not meet SSI requirements, and individuals and families with incomes under $15,000...

Latest | Administrator | Tuesday, 06 November 2012 | Hits:7111 | Comments

Read more

News Pro II

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Gersh Scholarship Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Yana Jurovitzki 801-209-7994 yana@blueribbonadvocacy.org   Call for Nominations: Fred Gersh Scholarship For Veterans Leading the Fight Against Prostate Cancer Awareness WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2013 – Blue Ribbon Advocacy...

Latest | Administrator | 15 May 2013 | Hits:19133 | Comments

Read more

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D Enacted as a piece of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) went into effect January 2006 as the first federal program...

Latest | Administrator | 06 Nov 2012 | Hits:10405 | Comments

Read more

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid expansion will begin in 2014, with coverage growing to those under 65, disabled Americans who do not meet SSI requirements, and individuals and families with incomes under $15,000...

Latest | Administrator | 06 Nov 2012 | Hits:7111 | Comments

Read more