Many types of cancer--like those of the breast and prostate--would not be nearly as deadly if it werent for their ability to spread to vital organs. Still, scientists dont yet fully understand the way in which cancer spreads, or metastasizes, or how to prevent the process.
Now, researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) have used a modified version of a naturally occurring human protein to decrease the spread of human breast cancer implanted in mice.
"We were able to significantly reduce the spread of the disease and decrease tumor growth without any evidence of toxicity," said senior author Gary Jarvis, PhD, a SFVAMC microbiologist and UCSF associate professor of laboratory medicine.
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