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RI-MUHC researcher Peter Siegel and research associate Sébastien Tabariès have identified a key component of breast cancer metastasis to the liver and lung
April 4, 2019
Source: MedE-News. For about 20 to 30 percent of breast cancer patients, their primary tumour will spread to other organs such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain. Remarkably, this metastasis to other organs accounts for 90 percent of deaths during breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, many of the specific cellular processes regulating breast cancer metastasis are poorly understood and there are currently no targeted treatments. In a recent paper, published in the journal Genes & Development, scientists at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre have identified potential metastatic biomarkers and a key component of breast cancer metastasis to the liver and lung.
The senior author of the paper, Peter Siegel, PhD, is also a member of the Cancer Research Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. His research associate, Sébastien Tabariès, is lead author. Read more