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Biochemistry Professor Publishes Textbook on Anoikis

Biochemistry Professor Publishes Textbook on Anoikis

Steven M. Frisch, Ph.D., Professor in the Biochemistry Department and WVU Cancer Institute at WVU School of Medicine, is the Editor of a new textbook called "Anoikis: How the extracellular matrix regulates life-or-death decisions" (Springer Publications, London).

Dr. Frisch discovered and named Anoikis. Anoikis (pronounced an-oh-EE-kis) is the apoptotic (suicidal) death of cells that are released from their normal attachment sites by the billions per minute. The body depends upon anoikis to prevent the inappropriate re-attachment and growth of these cells, which would promote cancer metastasis.

The book will be available online at Amazon soon.