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Role of Mesenchymal Cells Seminar (watch here)

November 4, 2019 by Jennifer Smith

Don't miss out on this Seminar. Check out the recording of the livestream with Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

The Role of Tumor-associated Mesenchymal Cells in Breast Cancer Progression and Intervention
Jonathan Gordon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UVM

Many tumors are associated with a surrounding cell layer that while not cancerous, can contribute to progression of cancer to a metastatic state.  Using a multipronged RNAseq-based strategy, a distinct population of mesenchymal stromal cells were identified in patients with invasive breast cancer.

The identified tumor-associated mesenchymal stromal cells may provide a therapeutic strategy to prevent metastatic bone disease and identify indicators of progression in primary tumors.

Contact Nick Farina with questions.

Click here to watch the recording.