News tagged with cancer metastasis

Endotrophin links obesity to breast cancer progression

Fat cells (adipocytes) surround breast tumors and contribute to tumor growth by expressing factors that aid oncogenesis. Col6 is a protein that is highly expressed in adipocytes and its expression is further increased in ...

Oct 08, 2012
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LIFR protein suppresses breast cancer metastasis

A receptor protein suppresses local invasion and metastasis of breast cancer cells, the most lethal aspect of the disease, according to a research team headed by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...

Sep 25, 2012
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Fighting melanoma's attraction to the brain

(Medical Xpress)—The process of metastasis, by which cancer cells travel from a tumor site and proliferate at other sites in the body, is a serious threat to cancer patients. According to the National Cancer ...

Sep 19, 2012
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Modeling metastasis

Cancer metastasis, the escape and spread of primary tumor cells, is a common cause of cancer-related deaths. But metastasis remains poorly understood. Studies indicate that when a primary tumor breaks through ...

Aug 24, 2012
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Benefit of PET and PET/CT in ovarian cancer is not proven

Due to the lack of studies, there is currently no proof that patients with ovarian cancer can benefit from positron emission tomography (PET) alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT). As regards diagnostic accuracy, ...

Aug 08, 2012
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