Tumor cells evade death through in extremis DNA repair

Greater knowledge of the mechanisms that contribute to the survival of tumor cells is key to vanquishing them. The study, which has received the support of the BBVA Foundation, was published in the journal ‘Cancer Cell’, headed by Angel R. Nebreda, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and reveals a new protective mechanism for tumor cells in breast cancer and identifies novel therapeutic targets to treat this condition. The study has been funded by competitive ‘Advanced’ and ‘Proof of Concept’ grants from the European Research Council (ERC).