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Media Highlights from LA CaTS Pilot (Anbalagan) on Effect of Dim Light on Cancer Metastasis

Released: Friday, May 10, 2019

LA CaTS Center pilot grant awardee, Dr. Muralidharan Anbalagan from Tulane University, was recently highlighted in the media for his project on "Dim Light at Night Promotes Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis". Congratulations to Dr. Anbalagan on the recognition for his work supported by the LA CaTS Center Pilot Grants Program.

Endocrine News- Click here to view article (page 28).

Click the media links below for additional articles:

ScienceDaily-"Breast cancer may be likelier to spread to bone with nighttime dim-light exposure" Link:

AJMC Managed Markets Network-"Dim Light at Night May Help Spread Breast Cancer to Bones" Link:

The Hans India-"Dim light escalates breast cancer's spread to bones"; Link:

BIOPHARAPRESS-"Nighttime Dim-Light Exposure Might Cause Breast Cancer to Travel into Bones"; Link:


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit