Yale researchers investigate metastasis

Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells, is triggered on the molecular level. They also developed a way to detect those triggers in patients with certain cancers.

Andre Levchenko, the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute at Yale’s West Campus, led the study, which was published June 26 in the journalNature Communications.