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HeteroCancerInvasion SIGNED

Effect of heterogeneity of cancer cells on collective invasion

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address: 1 MIDLAND ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: NW1 1AT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
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 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2018-04-30


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 Project objective

Recent live cell imaging studies have demonstrated that cancer cells invade either as single cell or as cell group retaining cell-cell adhesion. In contrast to the well-documented single cell movement, little is known about collective cancer cell invasion. Given that a single tumour tissue contains various types of cancer cells and the collective movement of cancer cells is sum of the behavior of phenotypically different cells, we hypothesised that intratumour heterogeneity affect collective invasiveness. Careful dissection of the movement of diverse cancer cells is required to study the nature of collective invasion because different behaviour of heterogeneous cancer cells causes complication to understand the movement of whole cancer cell collective. In this study we will utilise and combine the single-cell resolution live cell imaging of 3D collective invasion assay with different types of cancer cell line generated by gene editing and mathematical modelling of invasion assay, which enable us to set up a lot of different possible starting configurations, to test our hypothesis. This project not only advance our current understanding of collective invasion of heterogeneous cancer cell population, but also will be beneficial to design better strategies to limit the invasion and metastasis of cancer.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Anna Labernadie, Takuya Kato, Agustí Brugués, Xavier Serra-Picamal, Stefanie Derzsi, Esther Arwert, Anne Weston, Victor González-Tarragó, Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Jordi Alcaraz, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Erik Sahai, Xavier Trepat
A mechanically active heterotypic E-cadherin/N-cadherin adhesion enables fibroblasts to drive cancer cell invasion
published pages: 224-237, ISSN: 1465-7392, DOI: 10.1038/ncb3478
Nature Cell Biology 19/3 2019-06-13

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