A bald move: hair-loss gene battles melanoma
Cancer Prostate Cancer Melanoma

A bald move: hair-loss gene battles melanoma

Dr Ken Dutton-Regester
Dr Ken Dutton-Regester

A gene known for destroying hair cells can significantly improve treatment for melanoma and is a good candidate to help with prostate cancer. The discovery further highlights the potential of immunotherapy in targeting tumours.

In 10 seconds? It can cause hair loss, but it also acts as a vital switch to mobilise immune cells against some cancers. Meet the IKZF1 gene that scientists successfully used to reduce melanoma tumours.

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