A Protein can Control Spread of Cancer Cells

  • British researchers have identified a key protein that can control how breast cancer cells spread in the body.
  • The study sheds light on how cancer cells leave the blood vessels to travel to a new part of the body, said the researchers from University of Manchester in Britain.
  • The cancer cells control a receptor protein called EPHA2 in order to push their way out of the vessels.
  • When the EPHA2 is inactive, the tumour cells can push out and spread, said the study.