Protein key to lethal lung cancer complication

A protein not previously thought to exist in adult human lungs has been found. It plays a major role in the development of a lethal complication, called hypercalcemia, in some lung cancers.

Hypercalcemia is a debilitating disorder that signals lung cancer patients only have another three months left before suffering acute multi-organ system failure.

Knowing the proteins role could help guide future research on new treatment options for both the cancer and hypercalcemia.

Read more at Ohio State University