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Oct 4, 2022

A breakthrough in metastasis could lead to better cancer treatments

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Understanding how metastasis works.

In the universal fight against cancer, metastasis is one of the most unpleasant factors that could make matters even worse; and there is still much to comprehend in the spread process. Cambridge scientists might have unveiled a breakthrough in understanding how metastasis works.

The research has been published in the journal Nature Genetics.


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A team of scientists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and the University of Cambridge has discovered that blocking a particular protein’s activity kicked off metastasis in mice with cancer.

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