Harper Cancer Research Institute | October 27, 2014
We are proud to congratulate Dr. Siyuan Zhang, the Nancy Dee Assistant Professor of Cancer Research at the University of Notre Dame and Harper Cancer Research Institute,for being awarded the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award.
On behalf of the Department of Defense, Zhang will receive funding towards his project titled, “Targeting Neuronal-Like Metabolism of Metastatic Tumor Cell as a Novel Therapy for Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis.”
Zhang is determined to understand the spreading of primary tumor cells to other organs (metastasis). Using brain metastasis as a model, Zhang has noticed that breast primary cells become more neuron-like.