Proteins behind cancer growth possibly discovered by UF researchers

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -
Researchers at the University of Florida may have found proteins that drive cancer growth.

The director of the UF Health Cancer Center and a study co-author say they found a new class of mutations in proteins, using a database of 45,000 patients with tumors from around the world to find the mutations.

They also tested cell cultures with the damaged protein which caused cancer to grow.

Now, they will study how the mutations work with other cancer-causing genes.