Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells take over blood vessels to spread

In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University researchers observed a key step in how cancer cells may spread from a primary tumor to a distant site within the body, a process known ...

Oncology & Cancer

Unique cells found in lung cancer patients may predict survival

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and most who are diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive five years. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type where tumor cells shed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blocking tumor signals can hinder cancer's spread

For most people who die of cancer, the spread of the initial tumor is to blame. "Metastasis is what kills most cancer patients," says Serge Fuchs, a professor in Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine. "Yet there are not many, ...

Oncology & Cancer

The evolution of a tumor

The results of evolution are often awe-inspiring—from the long neck of the giraffe to the majestic colors of a peacock—but evolution does not always create structures of function and beauty.

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