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 this latest edition of the Lab Links series on notable figures responsible for major advances in drug discovery, In Vivo talks to Harvard Medical School professor and biologist Timothy Springer on his 50-year record as an academic scientist, business entrepreneur and philanthropist. His latest venture is being co-founder – and principal funder – of the independent non-profit Institute for Protein Innovation, an institution designed to fill a critical niche in open-source biomedical research.
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