BETHESDA, Md., April 19 (UPI) — U.S. government scientists say they’ve found a link between the presence of certain proteins in ovarian cancer tissues and poor survival rates.
Nuclear Factor- kappa Beta family. Researchers said the NF-kB proteins control many processes within the cells, including survival and proliferation, inflammation, immune responses and cellular responses to stress.
“This study sheds light on the distinctive genetic features of the NF-kB pathway and may provide targets for the development of novel therapies for ovarian cancer,” said Dr. Christina Annunziata, who led the study at the National Institutes of Health facility.
The study is reported in the early online edition of the journal Cancer.
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