September 9, 2016

New Research on Cancers of the Colon and Rectum May Lead to New Ways to Treat Them

By msequeira
Ellen Beswick, PhD

Ellen Beswick, PhD

Ellen Bewick, PhD, has discovered how blocking a protein in cancer tumors of the colon and rectum can help to fight them. The protein is called G-CSF, and blocking it fights tumors on two fronts: it keeps tumor cells from growing and multiplying; and it draws more immune cells into the tumor. The National Cancer Institute awarded Dr. Beswick a $1.7 million grant to study the protein and possibly a drug that blocks it.

Read the press release, which is also posted on Newswise.

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