02 August 2017, By Mater Lotteries

Improving our understanding of prostate cancer bone metastasis

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In a promising breakthrough, Professor John Hooper and his team at Mater Research have discovered a cell receptor that promotes inflammation and is involved in the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone—a location that cancer often spreads to.

Although this research is in its early days, Professor Hooper’s team are now focussed on understanding the impact that blocking this pro-inflammatory receptor has on prostate cancer bone metastasis.

By better understanding this process, Professor Hooper and his team hope to slow down prostate cancer metastasis or prevent it form occurring.

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