Grant: $309,071 - National Institutes of Health - May. 21, 2009
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Award Description: Metastasis of tumor cells to other tissues and organs is the leading cause of mortality from breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer cells escape the tumor and enter the bloodstream by forming filamentous-actin-rich protrusions called invadopodia that digest the extracellular matrix barriers to allow invasion of surrounding tissue. We have discovered an important biochemical pathway involved in invadopodium formation and we will study this pathway to understand the fundamental mechanism of how invadopodia form and how they contribute to breast cancer invasiveness and metastasis.
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Jobs Summary: Associate Research Scientist/Scholar Research Associate 1 MS Associate Professor - Tenured (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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