Original Publication Date: 1 February, 2015
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: Athina Markou, Evi Lianidou & Vassilis Georgoulias
Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer cells to distant organs in the body. Although metastasis is the major cause of mortality in cancer patients, there are still many unanswered questions at the cellular and molecular level. miRNAs seem to join the pieces of this huge puzzle and may offer the unique potential to understand in a better way the biology of metastasis and resistance mechanisms to established therapies. This editorial focuses on the last advances on the role of microRNAs in the regulation of metastasis as well as in cancer monitoring and therapy.