A survey of telomerase activity in human cancer

J. W. Shay, S. Bacchetti

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Research on the association of the ribonucleoprotein enzymes telomerase, with human cancer has expanded rapidly in recent years. Essentially all major types of cancer have been screened and the presence of telomerase activity has been detected in the vast majority of cases. In this article we provide a summary, in table form of the current data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-791
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Part A
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1997


  • current literature
  • human cancer
  • survey
  • telomerase activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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