Significance

Our research is centered around improving the lives and making a difference in those who have cancer. Statistically, cancer is reported by the New York State Cancer Registry to be the second leading cause of death. Therefore, targeting and attempting to eradicate this deadly chronic disease could lead to a significant amount of lives being saved. In our study, we plan to target cancer metastasis. which is the process of a cell detaching from a tumor and spreading the cancer to a different part of the body. This metastasis is the determining factor between a malignant, or deadly, tumor and a benign, or not harmful, tumor. Our results, along with further research, may provide the link between preventing a tumor from becoming malignant and therefore prevent the overall mortality.

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Cancer Research