The Snail1 gene and EMT
- Researcher: Dr Sandra Peiró
- Institution: Fundacio institut Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)
- Award Amount: £167,495 for 3 years from January 2013
- Cancer Type: General Cancer Research
Dr Peiró and her group want to look at how EMT is controlled. They will use mice that have been genetically engineered so that they no longer have the Snail1 protein. They will study how EMT is controlled in these mice, and compare this to how EMT is controlled in normal mice. By understanding more about how tumour cells become mobile, we might be able to develop ways to block the spread of cancer.
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