Their findings were published this week in the journal Nature Cancer.
Professor Kang said: “In the two papers we are publishing back-to-back today, we identify a compound, show it is effective against cancer, and show that it is very, very effective when combined with chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
“Even though metastatic cancers are scary, by figuring out how they work – figuring out their dependency on certain key pathways like MTDF – we can attack them and make them susceptible to treatment.”
The expert’s research has primarily focused over the years on cancer metastasis.
Metastasis is cancer’s ability to spread from one part of the body to another, making the disease much more likely to kill.