Dr. Lewis’ specialty is to study the process of metastasis—the spread of tumour cells throughout the body.
With this in mind, Dr. Lewis has created a platform to study cancer in vivo, allowing him to see how tumours grow and spread over a short period of time. This has allowed him to characterize a number of new protein “targets” that are involved in the spread of tumour cells.
While Dr. Lewis’ main research focus is prostate cancer, his research can be applied to all types of metastatic cancers. Dr. Lewis and his team are developing a drug they call “tumour glue” which will prevent cancer cells from detaching and will stop the spread of cancer in its tracks. This “tumor glue” drug can be used with breast, colorectal and liver cancers.
Dr. Lewis and his team are pushing to accelerate new and innovative ways to align research throughout the province and solidify Alberta as a world-class prostate cancer research centre. Be part of this investment by helping the Alberta Cancer Foundation support Dr. Lewis in expanding prostate cancer research and revolutionizing cancer treatment in all areas.
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