Cause of rare cancer discovered – new hope for children suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma

A team of scientists from SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the Universities of Harvard and Aberdeen, and the Institute of Cancer Research have made a breakthrough in understanding the causes of rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer. In their study, published today in Cancer cell, the researchers reveal for the first time the key role a protein called Yap plays in triggering off this type of cancer.

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