Plant-derived pectin as a breast cancer therapy

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women. For breast cancer patients, metastasis, or the spreading of tumor cells to other parts of the body, largely contributes to patient deaths. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) obtained from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits has emerged as a promising anti-metastasis therapy. However, the efficacy of MCP for treating breast cancer cells of varying subtype needs to be better characterized. In this webinar, Dr. Cheryl Gomillion (University of Georgia) discusses how her lab used an impedance-based assay to evaluate the effects of MCP on cell migration through real-time, quantitative monitoring of cell impedance.

Plant-derived pectin as a breast cancer therapy: Assessing pectin's effects on metastasis in vitro in real-time Cheryl Gomillion