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Date:4/7/2009

reased as the colon cancer progressed.

"Dr. Boman and his team's discovery demonstrates the tremendous strides being made in translational cancer research," says Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., Bank of America Endowed Medical Director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. "It is high-impact cancer research like this that allows researchers to translate their discoveries into new tools for physicians to benefit the cancer patients in Delaware and throughout the world."

The research was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Gregg and Stacey Bacchieri, and the Will and Jeanne Caldwell Fund for Cancer Research at the University of Michigan.

Other researchers on the team in addition to Boman include Emina Huang, of the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida; Mark Hynes, of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan; Tao Zhang, of the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Delaware; Christophe Ginestier, Gabriela Dontu, Henry Appelman and Max S. Wicha of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Michigan; and Jeremy Z. Fields of CA*TX Biotechnology Inc. in Gladwyne, Pa.

The study appears online on April 7 and in print on April 15 in the journal Cancer Research, published by the American Association of Cancer Research.

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