Novel system opens up the possibility to explore new treatments that suppress the spread of cancer in patients
Scientists at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and their collaborators have developed a scoring scheme that predicts the ability of cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body, a process known as metastasis. This system, which is the first of its kind, opens up the possibility to explore new treatments that suppress metastasis in cancer patients. The findings were published recently in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
This is the epithelial-mesenchymal transition scoring system which shows EMT scores across various cancers.
Credit: National University of Singapore