Dr Victoria James, in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, will be leading the two year project in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sheffield. She said: “We know that when prostate cancer cells break away from the main tumour they show a preference for spreading to bones. When this happens, it is an indication that the disease has reached an advanced stage and is therefore much more difficult to treat. We are going to use this grant to explore why prostate cancer cells are drawn to the bone, so that eventually we can find a way to stop the cancer from reaching this stage in the first place.”
Dr James’ research focusses on pathways regulating gene expression and how aberrations within these pathways contribute to cancer and other complex diseases.
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