A key step during onset of most cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the loss of the tumor suppressor p16INK4a (best known as p16), commonly due to promoter hypermethylation. We recently reported a novel regulatory pathway involving E6-associated protein and cell division control protein 6, which provides a methylation-independent mechanism for p16 silencing in patients with a particularly aggressive form of NSCLC.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Molecular and Cellular Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sep 2017|
- tumor suppression