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Genes associated with progression of melanoma are identified

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Screening used synthetic compound similar to curcumin (a pigment extracted from turmeric), which displayed anti-tumor action in preliminary tests. Next step will be evaluating these genes' roles on tumoral progression and exploring them as therapeutic targets - melanoma is the most lethal and also the most chemotherapy-resistant type of skin cancer.
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