UMass Amherst researchers get $425K federal grant to address cancer metastasis in bones

September 05, 2016

Two UMass Amherst researchers received a three-year, $425,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study cancer that has metastasized into bones from other organs in the body. The research team from the department of mechanical and industrial engineering will focus on breast cancer since approximately three in four patients with advanced breast cancer develop incurable bone metastases. Their goal is to define the functional relationship between mechanical signals and bone metastatic cell function.