Oncology & Cancer

'Lock-'n'-block' drug may prevent cancer from metastasizing

"They got all of it" are the reassuring words people hope to hear following cancer surgery, but a growing understanding of the science of how cancer spreads, and metastasizes, is suggesting that not only is this almost never ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers reveal key to targeting dormant cancer cells

An international team of scientists has uncovered the unique set of genes that keeps some cancer cells dormant. Led by Associate Professor Tri Phan and Professor Peter Croucher at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research ...

Oncology & Cancer

How a sleeping cancer awakens and metastasizes

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have determined one of the ways in which cancers in remission can spring back into action. This knowledge has inspired a new treatment idea designed to prevent cancer recurrence ...

Oncology & Cancer

A way to prevent pancreatic cancer from spreading post-surgery?

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have solved a mystery about how pancreatic cancer spreads following surgery in patients whose tumor is successfully removed. After surgery, patients' typically experience ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why cancer cells go to sleep—the mystery of cancer dormancy

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the "accelerator" and the "brake" in order to survive.

Oncology & Cancer

Team identifies a switch that may help target dormant cancer cells

A study by scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh may hold the key to targeting dormant—or inactive —cancer cells, which are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. The results ...

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