Friday, August 22, 2014

Study Links Cancer to Myasthenia Gravis and Offers New Therapeutic Approach

Readers of this blog may be aware of  a study that we posted in 2013 linking myasthenia gravis to cancers other than of the thymus. Now, a year later, researchers at George Washington University, led by Dr. Linda Kusner have found more evidence - plus hope for a new treatment that approaches control of the disorder and hope for a cure in a novel way. The following article, based on the research, explains more details.

Source: George Washington University
This report also appeared  in Rheumatology Update and Science Daily.
Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a US research report.

Described as “paradigm shifting”, the research shows the same inhibitors of apoptosis in tumours are also expressed in cells that produce autoimmune diseases.