EN2 Secretions: Potential New Prostate Cancer Target

Researchers discovered that the transcription factor protein Engrailed-2 (EN2), which forms boundaries and guides neurons in development, also plays a role in cancer: tumors secrete EN2, which is then taken up by the surrounding normal cells, preventing immune invasion. Lead researcher Richard Morgan, PhD, Professor of Molecular Oncology at the University of Bradford, remarked, "For tumors to survive, grow bigger, and spread, they need to control the behavior of cancer cells and the normal cells...

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