News tagged with cancer biology

Wip1 could be new target for cancer treatment

Researchers have uncovered mutations in the phosphatase Wip1 that enable cancer cells to foil the tumor suppressor p53, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The results could provide a new ...

May 06, 2013
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How some cancers 'poison the soil' to block metastasis

Cancer spread or metastasis can strike unprecedented fear in the minds of cancer patients. The "seed and the soil" hypothesis proposed by Stephen Paget in 1889 is now widely accepted to explain how cancer cells (seeds) are ...

Apr 30, 2013
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Drug reduces fat by blocking blood vessels

Researchers have long known that cancerous tumors grow collections of abnormal blood cells, the fuel that feeds this disease and keeps it growing. Now, new evidence in an animal model suggests that blood vessels in the fat ...

Apr 23, 2013
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