Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Two Oncogenes Join to Drive Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 

Alan P. Fields, Ph.D., Monica Flynn Jacoby Professor of Cancer Studies at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks about the publication of his team's latest discovery. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida is reporting in the February, 10, 2014 issue of Cancer Cell the discovery of two oncogenes that work together to sustain a population of cells in lung squamous cell carcinoma, which may be responsible for the lethality of the disease. When these cells, termed cancer stem cells, are inhibited, tumors cannot develop.