News tagged with tumor biology

How some cancers 'poison the soil' to block metastasis

Cancer spread or metastasis can strike unprecedented fear in the minds of cancer patients. The "seed and the soil" hypothesis proposed by Stephen Paget in 1889 is now widely accepted to explain how cancer cells (seeds) are ...

Apr 30, 2013
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Drug reduces fat by blocking blood vessels

Researchers have long known that cancerous tumors grow collections of abnormal blood cells, the fuel that feeds this disease and keeps it growing. Now, new evidence in an animal model suggests that blood vessels in the fat ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Cancer drugs taking shape

In the era of molecular medicine, potentially active compounds for use in cancer therapies can be identified faster than ever before. Yet pinpointing the molecular target of an anticancer compound and deducing its mode of ...

Apr 22, 2013
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