News in Gastric Cancer

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Study Discovers a Cause of Multiple Resistance to Cancer Chemotherapy

A new study finds a cause of multiple resistance in cancer chemotherapy: “We have found that 10% of colon and stomach tumors present the loss of a molecule called TP53TG1, whose function in healthy cells is to prevent activation of YBX1 protein. Without surveillance of TP53TG1 in these gastrointestinal tumors, YBX1 goes to the nucleus of the cell and is responsible for the activation of hundreds of oncogenes that will prevent the death of malignant cells that antitumor drugs induce”, says Dr. Manel Esteller.