A new tool has reportedly been developed for the study of prostate cancer.
A new method has been developed for the study of prostate cancer. As reported by the ScienceDaily, the tool, developed by researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), aids in more effective study of cells surrounding the prostate related to cancer development.
VARI Scientific Investigator Cindy Miranti, Ph.D., is quoted in the report as stating of the method, “This new model will serve as a valuable tool for understanding secretory prostate epithelial cells, which until now have not been available for extensive analysis.”
Donald J. Tindall, Ph.D., Professor, Director & Vice Chair of Urologic Research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, is further quoted as stating of the implications for the research, “This cell model will be extremely useful to investigators who are interested in studying the cell biology of prostate cancer as well as benign prostate hyperplasia…Such studies should facilitate our understanding of the cellular mechanisms involved in progression of these diseases and may lead to new prognostic capabilities and therapeutic interventions.”
More information about the study may be available in the Journal of Cell Science.
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