Leeanna El-Houjeiri

September 2016

Breast cancer (BC) remains the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadian women over the age of twenty. Specific types of this disease are able to spread from the primary tumor to distant sites in the body, a process known as metastasis: a leading cause of cancer deaths. Essentially, cancer cells need energy to fuel their uncontrolled growth and to deal with stressful conditions especially when metastasizing.