The research on the relationship between fat and metastasis performed by Salvador Aznar Benitah and Gloria Pascual at IRB Barcelona figures among the eight studies competing in the 7th "La Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Prize—an award that seeks to give greater visibility to research of excellence. Until 28 February, readers will be able to vote for the study they consider most important.
The newspaper explains that "A strategy against metastasis" is a study that may be relevant for both the prevention and treatment of cancer. Salvador Aznar-Benitah and Gloria Pascual have identified a protein that appears to be crucial for the development and growth of metastases. The translation of this protein to clinical practice is currently being studied. The study was published in the journal Nature in December 2016.
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