Researchers found that, a newly discovered protein may have significant role in preventing the spreading of cancer.
Swiss scientists that research on mice, found that, without existence of periostin protein, cancer cells cannot spread from original organ (metastasis) to others.
Researcher Joerg Huelsken said that, when mice lack this protein, cancer stem cells can’t spread, just disappear or go dormancy, making it a new hope in treatment of cancer.
They achieved this by devoloping an anticore binding to periostin and making periostin, which probably cancer cells use to spread, not work.
They are still working on topic and they still don’t know same mechanism can be applied to human.
However, this research is promising for future research and cancer treatments it is definitely a new hope in treatment of cancer.