Mayo Clinic Researchers Discovered a New Type of Cancer

June 11, 2014 3:17 PM

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Sinonasal sarcoma (SNS) is a rare malignant tumor that forms in the nasal structures and it primarily affects women. This new form of cancer could pose surgery problems because it can spread throughout the entire face if not detected early.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered that when the genes PAX3 and MAML3 manage to combine, the result is a chimera that causes biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma. An operation to remove this malignant tumor would require a disfiguring facial surgery, but there may exist some cancer drugs that can t...

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