Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover epigenetic status determines metastasis

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University have investigated in mice how spreading tumor cells behave at the site of metastasis. Some tumor cells immediately start to form metastases. ...

Medications

How drugs can target the thick 'scar tissue' of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers—only about one in eight patients survives five years after diagnosis. Those dismal statistics are in part due to the thick, nearly impenetrable wall of fibrosis, or scar ...

Oncology & Cancer

The role of the epigenome in cancer revealed in new study

For decades, scientists have been sequencing the DNA of many cancer types, identifying errors in the genetic code to help understand the formation of tumors, how they grow and what leads to their spread. But sometimes cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

A 3-D bioprinted tumor-on-a-chip model

The resistance to cancer treatment is often credited to the heterogenous cellular nature within a tumor. The tumor cell-cell interaction and cell-microenvironment have a key role in the invasion and progression of tumors ...

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