Interleukin-4 Stimulates the Spread and Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells, Researchers Find

Interleukin-4 Stimulates the Spread and Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells, Researchers Find
A bone marrow protein that normally works to reduce inflammation after infection was found to also send signals to prostate cancer cells to promote their spread and growth outside of the prostate, a new study shows. The findings could provide the missing link as to why prostate cancer cells migrate to bones and may lead to new therapies that stop the process. The study, "The immunosuppressive cytokine interleukin-4 increases the clonogenic potential of prostate stem-like cells by activation of STAT6 signalling," was published in the journal Oncog
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