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Breast cancer: Discovery of a protein linked to metastasis

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: University of Montreal From: Jean-François Côté, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine, studies metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, his team uncovered a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the development of metastases in an aggressive type of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer. One in eight …

Stanford licenses promising cancer drug to local biotech startup

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Stephanie M. Lee From: Most cancer patients don’t die because of a single tumor, but rather multiple tumors that spread throughout the body. A new therapy, developed by Stanford University researchers and licensed by a local biotech startup, appears to disrupt the deadly process known as metastasis, which causes cancer cells to break away from the original tumor sites …