News tagged with metastasis

'Spiders' that battle cancer

It is rare that one can find a person whose life has not been impacted by cancer, whether it be in a loved one, friend or acquaintance. At MSU, scientists are contributing in major ways to science to combat the disease that ...

Apr 29, 2014
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Cancer cells use body's wound-healing mechanism to spread

Metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumour to different organs, is responsible for more than 90% of deaths due to cancer. Current treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy are effective against primary ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Rock And Rho: Proteins that help cancer cells groove

Biologists at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered that low oxygen conditions, which often persist inside tumors, are sufficient to initiate a molecular chain of events that transforms breast cancer ...

Dec 26, 2013
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