News tagged with microenvironment

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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