Beating cancer with Gremlins
Bowel Cancer: A New Treatment Option
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Watch as Doug Cockle explains how scientists are exploring a new way to treat the disease.
Stand Up To Cancer scientist, Professor Simon Leedham, is supporting research into an entirely new treatment option for people with bowel cancer, by investigating a molecule called GREMLIN1. Despite its scary name, GREMLIN1 plays an important role in our bodies and is produced by healthy stromal cells that surround the gut lining.
However, too much of it can create an environment where cancer can thrive. Simon is developing a drug to target the surround stromal cells, rather than just the tumour on its own, to help bring the production of GREMLIN1 back under control – providing a new way to treat bowel cancer.
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