News tagged with microenvironment

Discovery reveals important clues to cancer metastasis

In recent years investigators have discovered that breast tumors are influenced by more than just the cancer cells within them. A variety of noncancerous cells, which in many cases constitute the majority ...

Oct 11, 2012
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Ovarian cancer stem cells targeted in new research

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of nearly 900 Australian women each year. It's called the silent killer because by the time most cases are detected, the cancer has spread to other vital organs throughout the abdominal area.

Oct 05, 2012
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Stemming the spread of cancer

Okayama University's Masaharu Seno and colleagues have demonstrated in vitro the development of cancer stem cells (CSCs) from a type of normal stem cell exposed to their hypothetical microenvironment of a ...

Sep 21, 2012
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Taming physical forces that block cancer treatment

A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified factors that contribute to solid stress within tumors, suggesting possible ways to alleviate it, and has developed a simple way to measure such pressures.

Sep 20, 2012
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How the fluid between cells affects tumors

There are many factors that affect tumor invasion, the process where a tumor grows beyond the tissue where it first developed. While factors like genetics, tissue type and environmental exposure affect tumor ...

Jul 25, 2012
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