News tagged with tumor blood vessels

Cancer-killing virus acts by alerting immune system

A new UC San Francisco study has shown that a cancer-killing ("oncolytic") virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine—in addition to killing some cancer cells directly, the virus alerts the immune ...

Feb 13, 2018
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Starving tumors: New target discovered

Actively growing tumors have a high demand for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, they stimulate the growth of blood vessels through a process called angiogenesis. If tumor-associated angiogenesis is suppressed, it may limit ...

Jan 24, 2018
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Possible new immune therapy target in lung cancer

A study from Bern University Hospital in collaboration with the University of Bern shows that so-called perivascular-like cells from lung tumors behave abnormally. They not only inadequately support vascular structures, but ...

Oct 18, 2017
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How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Cancer cells have an enormous need for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, growing tumors rely on the simultaneous growth of capillaries, the fine branching blood vessels that form their supply network. The formation of new ...

Jul 18, 2017
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