Understanding how skin cancer spreads
King's College London
United Kingdom (UK)
About Victoria Sanz-Moreno
Dr Victoria Sanz-Moreno and her team at Kings College London are studying how tumour cells move through tissues to spread to other parts of the body.
Dr Sanz-Moreno is focusing on molecules called Rho GTPases, which control cell movement. Rho GTPases enable cancer cells to lengthen and move through tightly-packed tissues, or to round up and move rapidly through looser arrangements of cells. Dr Sanz-Moreno and her team are investigating how Rho GTPases control these types of movement in skin cancer cells and enable them to spread round the body.
Learning more about how Rho GTPases help cancer cells to move could lead to new therapies to stop the spread of skin cancer in the future.
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Funding period: 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2016