Nerves are necessary to cancer growth and metastasis and targeting nerve outgrowth is a new and innovative therapeutic strategy for the development of future cancer treatments. This project will determine the benefit of targeting nerves in cervical cancer and will define the impact of nerves on the growth and invasion of human cervical cancer cells. This project will delineate a new and innovative strategy for curing cervical cancer. Finally it is important to note that this anti-nerve strategy will be in position to treat simultaneously cervical cancer but also the pain associated to the disease.
A new paradigm shift in oncology has revealed the role of nerves in cancer initiation and progression.