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VICC's Matrisian Reflects on Stealthy Spread of Cancer

Vanderbilt-Ingram's Lynn M. Matrisian, Ph.D., was quoted in an Aug. 15, 2006, New York Times article on progress understanding metastasis:

“We’ve been focused on the seed for a long time, and we’re now starting to understand more about the soil and the interaction between the seed and the soil....

“In my mind, the real opportunity comes from understanding what makes a certain organ receptive to a metastatic cell growing there versus not receptive,” Dr. Matrisian said.