Recurrence of thymic tumors caused by heat-shock proteins

Posted by on May 10, 2016 12:46 pm
Categories: health

In most cases, tumors of the thymus gland are removed by surgical resection. However, they recur after a few years in up to one third of patients. A research team has successfully demonstrated that these tumors form heat-shock proteins. The lower the concentration of these proteins, the more quickly tumors recur.

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