How ovarian cancer tumors progress and spread is an active area of research. By understanding these biological processes, researchers can use them to characterize the aggressiveness of a tumor, its ability to spread, and possible ways to prevent their actions. Recently, Dr. Yeung has identified a protein called ELF3, the levels of which are not regulated properly in ovarian cancer cells. In his study, Dr. Yeung will analyze how ELF3 plays a role in cancer cells invading neighboring tissue by using cells grown in culture and animal models. His findings may ultimately lead to novel drugs that work against this protein.
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