One Cancer Start-Up’s Resolve To Crack The Mystery Of Metastasis
An Interview With Rgenix Co-Founders Masoud and Sohail Tavazoie
Rgenix, a New York-based start-up co-founded by three prominent physician researchers, is taking aim at what it contends is the future of cancer treatment: finding drugs that shut off the biological chain reaction called tumor metastasis – the colonization of malignant cells throughout the body that ends up killing the majority of cancer patients.
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In case you missed it: catch up with snippets from interviews published by In Vivo this month.
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