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A new way to diagnose and prevent squamous cell carcinoma

  • Researcher: Dr Markus Schober
  • Institution: New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
  • Award Amount: £199,782 for 3 years from 1st January 2019
  • Cancer Type: squamous cell carcinoma
A new way to diagnose and prevent squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a group of cancers that originate in cells forming the surface of the skin and lining the internal walls of our organs, respiratory tract and digestive tract. Collectively, these cancers represent the second largest number of cancers worldwide. Many of these cancers are treated successfully in the early stages of the disease, but if diagnosed late, SCC can be much more aggressive and difficult to treat.

Dr Markus Schober at New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA, is uncovering the molecular secrets that allow healthy cells to make the switch to becoming SCC cells. His team are particularly interested in how the cells “rewire” themselves into a state that helps them become cancer cells. Once revealed, this knowledge could lead to new ways to improve the early diagnosis and prevention of SCC.

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