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Two genes linked to ocular melanoma
Two genes linked to ocular melanoma (May 30, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From San Diego - A new report published in Cancer Cell finds two gene mutations associated with melanoma of the eye. Researchers examined uveal melanoma tumours, finding two genes, GNAQ and GNA11, associated with tumour formation. They then tested a drug, verteporfin, that targets a protein activated by these genes, in a mouse model. Results showed that the drug suppressed the growth of melanoma tumours in the rodents.
 
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