Targeting BMP4 signalling to stop the spread of breast cancer

Last updated 27th Jul 2019 1 follower
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A pinboard by Lap Hing Chi

PhD Student, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute


The spread of breast cancer (or metastasis) is the major cause of death for patients. My research focuses on understanding how a protein called BMP4 is able to stop the spread of breast cancer, and finding new therapeutics that can mimic this effect.

Breast cancer affects one in eight women worldwide. Although recent advances in the treatment of primary breast tumours have resulted in a steady decrease in mortality, patients with breast cancer ...