Prostate cancer breakthrough

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 June, 2007, 12:00am

Chinese University doctors have isolated a protein in the prostate gland that can suppress the growth of prostate cancer, meaning it could be a means of treating the disease. It is the first time a link between the protein, ERRgamma, and prostate cancer has been established, the doctors say. 'We found that this ERRgamma is one of the main suppressors for the growth of prostate cancer. Therefore it provides a new target for drug treatment,' said Ng Chi-fai, professor in the division of urology of Chinese University. The study was published in the medical journal Cancer Research.