Researchers Identify Fish Peptide That May Inhibit Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a fish peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod that may inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading, according to preclinical research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“The use of natural dietary products with anti-tumor activity is an important and emerging field of research,” says senior author Hafiz Ahmed, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and scientist at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). “Understanding how these products work could allow us to develop foods that also act as cancer therapeutics and agents for immunotherapy.”

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