In the Lab with Dr Michael Schmid

Researchers from the University of Liverpool working with colleagues from around the globe have found an explanation for how pancreatic cancer spreads to the liver. These findings potentially hold the key to stopping this disease from spreading.

The study, led by Dr Michael Schmid from the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, focuses on the role of the non-cancerous host cells, known as stromal cells, as the cancer cells spread to the liver. This process, by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, is called metastasis.