Cell Oncol (Dordr) 2022 Feb 22;45(1):135-149. Epub 2022 Jan 22.
Cancer Biology and Epigenetics Group, Research Center of IPO Porto (CI-IPOP) / [email protected] (Health Research Network), Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto (IPO Porto) / Porto Comprehensive Cancer Center (Porto.CCC), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 4200-072, Porto, Portugal.
Purpose: Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a highly recurrent disease that progresses to muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) in 5-25% of the cases. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been associated with features of disease progression. Thus, we aimed to characterize the cadherin switch (CS), an EMT hallmark, and its regulatory mechanisms in bladder cancer (BlCa) progression, as well as the biological role of RCAD, a lesser-known cadherin, in bladder carcinogenesis. Read More