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Harihar Basnet, PhD

Dr. Basnet is investigating the mechanisms responsible for cancer relapse. During cancer progression, cancer cells can spread to secondary sites where they can stay latent for months to decades before developing into metastases. His goal is to identify the genes that are important for regulating latency in metastatic cancer cells. This study will uncover potential therapeutic targets to eliminate latent metastatic cells and thus prevent cancer relapse.

Project title: "Identifying determinants of latency in brain metastatic breast cancer cells"
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Joan Massague, PhD
Cancer Type: Breast
Research Area: Epigenetics