Wright State researcher discovers mechanism to slow tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer

Inside Boonshoft » July 2013

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine professor Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., and his research team have discovered a key protein that plays a critical role in the development of breast cancer tumors and the spread of the disease to the nearby lungs. Cambronero’s findings, published this month in the leading cancer journal Oncogene (click here for the report), attribute the cancer’s growth to a protein called Phospholipase D (PLD). Cambronero and his team found that by introducing two new chemical inhibitors of PLD they could shrink tumor growth and reduce subsequent metastasis by around 70 percent.

Photo: Dr. Cambronero (fourth from left) and his lab team.

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