News : 2015 : November

Dorraya El-Ashry, Ph.D.

Novel Biomarkers Could Help Detect Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dorraya El-Ashry, Ph.D., breast cancer researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and collaborators studied cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in the tumor microenvironment. Fibroblasts are cells in the connective tissue that produce collagen and other fibers. Previous studies have found that CAFs facilitate cancer metastasis, even though the exact mechanisms have yet to be elucidated.

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