Cancer

New understanding of why cancer cells move

A University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researcher has identified how some cancer cells are made to move during metastasis. The research provides a better understanding of how cancer spreads and may create new opportunities ...

Cancer

What does hair loss have to teach us about cancer metastasis?

Understanding how cancer cells are able to metastasize—migrate from the primary tumor to distant sites in the body—and developing therapies to inhibit this process are the focus of many laboratories around the country. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound no aid for metastasis detection

(HealthDay)—Contrast-enhanced laparoscopic ultrasonography (CE-LUS) does not appear to increase the detection rate of liver metastasis during robotic-assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a ...

Cancer

Invasive cells in head and neck tumors predict cancer spread

Head and neck tumors that contain cells undergoing a partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition—which transforms them from neatly organized blocks into irregular structures that extrude into the surrounding environment—are ...

Surgery

Central neck dissection underused in some thyroid CA

(HealthDay)—Only about one-third of patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) undergo initial central neck dissection, which is associated with a reduced rate of reoperation, according to a study published online ...

Cancer

How deep can a cell sense

National University of Singapore researchers discovered that mechanical cues from the porous microenvironment of the bone matrix could affect the proliferation of cancer cells.

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