News tagged with primary tumor

PET/CT captures hidden source of neuroendocrine cancer

The origin of cancer is often obscured by metastases—tumors that have already spread to other tissues. This is especially the case for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), a malignancy of nerve cells scattered throughout various ...

Jun 08, 2015
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How breast cancer cells avoid cell death

Two new papers from the lab of Zach Schafer, Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Notre Dame, offer insights into how breast cancer cells avoid anoikis, which is cell death induced ...

Apr 20, 2015
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Tumors prefer the easy way out

Tumor cells become lethal when they spread. Blocking this process can be a powerful way to stop cancer. Historically, scientists thought that tumor cells migrated by brute force, actively pushing through whatever ...

Apr 17, 2015
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Blood vessel lining cells control metastasis

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and from the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University paved the way for an innovative combination therapy against metastases: They treated mice with ...

Jan 08, 2015
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