New Treatments For Cancer

Grant number: 566776 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011



The enzyme system that enables us to dissolve blood clots is similar to the system that enables cancer cells to escape from the primary tumour and travel in the blood to another organ to form a secondary cancer growth. We have new results showing that some drug candidates can distinguish between these two closely related enzyme systems. We are now working to develop inhibitors that will stop cancer cells from spreading without compromising the ability to dissolve blood clots.