Thursday, July 18

What makes some cells metastasize in cancer and others not? A study explains why

Researchers have been working for decades to understand and prevent the spread of tumor cells. However, the mechanisms that allow a cancer cell to survive in a distant organ and ultimately grow into a metastasis are largely unknown.

Metastatic cells in the brain (in green) CNIO

Why do some tumor cells activate and metastasize? Only some cancer cells leave the primary tumor to spread throughout the body where they can develop into secondary tumors, a process called metastasis. While most primary tumors can be treated…

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