January 2016

Seeing Cancer From The Beginning Using Zebrafish

Recent work from Chuck Kaufman in Leonard Zon’s lab has been featured on the front page of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/health/how-skin-cancer-develops-melanoma-zebra-fish.html?_r=1

They used the zebrafish melanoma model to show, for the first time, how cancer initiates from the starting cell. This work has broad implications in the cancer field, because it begins to shed light on why some cells in a “cancerized field” take off, while other cells never form tumors.

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http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2016/01/28/origins-cancer-study/​ ​