fbpx

ARM THE WORLD
With the Information, Resources and Opportunities Required to
Fight Evil. Avert Suffering. At Scale.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Treatments for the Most Severe Form of Skin Cancer Could Be Made Possible | Zenger

Must Read

Scientists have been able to find new treatments for the most severe form of skin cancer after a major scientific breakthrough.

Scientists have discovered that inhibiting a key metabolic enzyme “shows promise” in tackling melanoma, which is one of the most common cancers worldwide. For the first time, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys in California have demonstrated that inhibiting the enzyme kills melanoma cells specifically and prevents tumor growth. The study’s results, which were published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, suggest that they may help develop a new class of medications that target melanoma specifically.  Dr. Verma said “In the study, we used genetic techniques to inhibit GCDH (Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase), which provides the proof of concept to seek for small chemical inhibitors,” she continued: ” In fact, we are actively looking for possible GCDH-inhibiting medications that could be used as cutting-edge melanoma treatments.”

 

Source: New Treatments For The Most Severe Form Of Skin Cancer Could Be Made Possible – Zenger News



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Triple 7: Special operations veterans plan ‘rad’ skydiving record attempt to help Gold Star families | WFIN

Ten veterans of special operations are gearing up for a record-breaking attempt to skydive onto every continent in seven...

More Articles Like This