New MSU drug offers hope to stop spread of skin cancer

In a small lab at Michigan State University, researchers have discovered a potential drug that could stop the spread of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 90 percent.

Though the potential drug is still two to five years away from human trials, the discovery is being hailed as promising since the man-made, small-molecule compound shuts down a gene’s ability to produce RNA molecules and certain proteins in melanoma tumors, stopping the cancer from spreading.

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