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Mitochondrial Protein Fuels Spread of Head and Neck Cancer 

Head and neck cancer cells lacking the peptide involved in energy production were less likely to metastasize in mice.

Mitochondrial Protein Fuels Spread of Head and Neck Cancer 

Mitochondrial Protein Fuels Spread of Head and Neck Cancer 

Head and neck cancer cells lacking the peptide involved in energy production were less likely to metastasize in mice.

Head and neck cancer cells lacking the peptide involved in energy production were less likely to metastasize in mice.

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