Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit

New therapeutic target for breast cancer

Breast cancer continues to be one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among Canadian women. Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit and her team at the University of Alberta have identified a protein called Nodal – primarily found in patients with aggressive breast cancer tumors. The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, indicates that when this protein is targeted, the blood vessels in the tumor collapse, depleting oxygen levels and ultimately causing tumor cell death.

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