Dr. Brent Derry

Dr. Brent Derry

"There are hundreds of genetic contributors to cancer, but one of the most notorious is tumour suppressor p53 — the most frequently mutated gene in human cancer. If you have a mutation in this gene, it is almost certain that other genetic changes will occur that transform a normal cell into a cancer cell. Although p53 has been known for many years to protect cells from getting mutations, scientists did not have a good understanding of how it functioned to help repair the damaged DNA until now." More