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Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Pinpoints New Way to Kill Cancer Cells in Science Signaling Study

10.25.2012

Long known to stimulate cell growth, the signaling protein Akt has been implicated in a number of human cancers. But in a new study published October 23 in the prestigious journal Science Signaling, a team of researchers led by Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that Akt also can impair the growth of blood-forming stem cells that can develop into cancers like leukemia.