Nomura Lab Identifies Tumor Suppressant Mechanism

The lab of MCB Associate Professor Dan Nomura (also affiliated with Chemistry and Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology) has determined how a natural product results in the suppression of breast cancer tumor growth, and developed a synthetic molecule to mimic its effect. MCB graduate student, Carl Ward, was one of the first authors on this paper.

This research can help develop new methods of synthesizing effective cancer treatments from natural products.