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Predictive proteins: Elevated levels trigger metastatic progression of cancer cells

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues in Spain and Germany, have unraveled how elevated levels of particular proteins in cancer cells trigger hyperactivity in other proteins, fueling the growth and spread of a variety of cancers.

Metastatic Cells
These are metastatic breast cancer cells.
Credit: Image courtesy of National Cancer Institute