Memo: PNC-27, a Peptide that Induces Necrosis Selectively in Cancer Cells

Cancer scientists at State University of New York have developed a protein that can punch holes in the walls of cancer cells, leading to their death. This phenomenon appears to be selective to cancer cells, and is more likely to work in cancers that are advanced and aggressive. Continual infusion of this protein suppresses the growth of pancreatic cancer in mice – without evident harm to the mice — so this protein may have potential as a very novel cancer drug.

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