Identification of breast and ovarian tumour suppressor genes on chromosome 22 by functional complementation

Grant number: 288722


Cancer is fundamentally a genetic disease that arises when errors (mutations) accumulate in genes involved in regulating how and when cells grow. An important class of gene involved in this process are the tumour suppressors whose primary function is to inhibit cell growth. It is widely believed that significant improvements in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer will only be achievable once we have a detailed understanding of how these genes work. It is likely that dozens of tumour suppressor genes exist in the human genome and of these only a small proportion have been identified. The aim of this study is to identify genes on human chromosome 22 that are involved in the development of br..

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