Weizmann Institute, Rehovot | Israel
EMBO 1996 | CouC 99–02
Yosef Yarden focuses his research on the mechanism of action of growth factors, hormone-like molecules that play critical roles in embryogenesis, but also in tumor aggressiveness and invasion into surrounding tissues. His research is helping shed light on the way growth factors and their receptors promote tumor growth and metastasis, and is assisting attempts to generate therapies that target growth factors and their receptors.
Keywords: Signal transduction / growth factors / oncogenes / tumor progression / tyrosine kinases