Key to Metastasis?
A team at Johns Hopkins has discovered the biochemical mechanism that tells cancer cells to break off from the primary tumor and spread throughout the body, a process called metastasis. Some 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused when cancer metastasizes.
“…what we came up with through our studies was this drug cocktail that could potentially inhibit the spread of cancer.”
— Hasini Jayatilaka, post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins
Typically, cancer research and treatment has focused on shrinking the primary tumor through chemotherapy or other methods. But, the team said, by attacking the deadly process of metastasis, more patients could survive.
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