FAK Helps Cancer Metastasize (image) Rockefeller University Press Caption A study in The Journal of Cell Biology shows that FAK helps cancer cells metastasize. Here, FAK (green) gathers with another kinase protein called Src (red) at cell-to-cell junctions in blood vessel walls in the presence of the tumor-promoting growth factor VEGF. Credit Jean et al., 2014 Usage Restrictions Reporters may freely use these materials in news coverage, with the appropriate credit information. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.