Novel Molecule Combined with Radiation Therapy Killed Many More Prostate Cancer Cells in Mice

Novel Molecule Combined with Radiation Therapy Killed Many More Prostate Cancer Cells in Mice
Researchers have identified a therapeutic target called DDX3       whose inhibition not only prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells, it also increases their sensitivity to radiation therapy, both in culture and in animal models. The study, “RK-33 radiosensitizes prostate cancer cells by blocking the RNA helicase DDX3,” published in Cancer Research, suggests

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Inês Martins holds a BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on blood vessels and their role in both hematopoiesis and cancer development.

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