Blocking DNA Repair Protein Could Boost Radiation’s Effectiveness, Reduce Side Effects, Study Finds

Blocking DNA Repair Protein Could Boost Radiation’s Effectiveness, Reduce Side Effects, Study Finds
Blocking a protein that promotes DNA repair could increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy and reduce side effects in prostate cancer patients, a recent study reports. The study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, “Stat5a/b Blockade Sensitizes Prostate Cancer to Radiation through Inhibition of RAD51 and DNA Repair,” was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

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