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Research Identifies Proteins Responsible for Cancer Spreading

2 days ago

Advances in the sciences have made it easier than ever to live with and survive various kinds of…
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis

4 days ago

When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send…
Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

October 10, 2019

What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains…
Study: Aggressive Breast Cancers Store Large Amounts of Energy, Which Enables It to Spread

October 7, 2019

The finding suggests a potential target in the metabolism that could slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis. Cancer cells…
Capturing cancer cells in 3-D

September 23, 2019

What makes cancer so deadly is its ability to spread, a process called metastasis. This doesn’t take place…
On-the-move cancer cells prefer a “comfort cruise,” follow predictable paths of least resistance

September 16, 2019

New research from a group of Vanderbilt biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis,…
Sneaky Spread of Breast Cancer

September 13, 2019

Metastasizing breast cancers typically seek out the bones, lung and brain. Brain metastases are especially dangerous; many people…
Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

September 10, 2019

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with…
Blocking Inflammatory Pathway Key to Preventing Brain Metastasis from Melanoma

August 22, 2019

Brain metastases are among the deadliest tumor metastases, with a median survival period of less than one year,…
Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

August 20, 2019

Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens…
Novel Immunotherapy May Prevent Brain Metastases

August 7, 2019

Brain metastases are the final, lethal consequence of many aggressive cancers, and researchers are racing to discover ways…
Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

July 26, 2019

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries,…
Study: Fat Cells Play Key Role in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

July 24, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler…
Yale scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads

June 27, 2019

Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, is triggered on the…
By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

June 26, 2019

It’s a you-are-what-you-eat story starring breast cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and U-M College of…
Anti-inflammation approach shows promise for preventing cancer metastasis

June 19, 2019

An anti-inflammatory drug called ketorolac, given before surgery, can promote long-term survival in animal models of cancer metastasis,…
Chemists build a better cancer-killing drill

May 29, 2019

An international team of scientists is getting closer to perfecting molecule-sized motors that drill through the surface of…
Probe detects the mechanism for spreading of metastatic cancer cells

May 22, 2019

A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and…
Scientists develop technology to capture tumor cells

May 20, 2019

Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack…
Missing Molecule Hobbles Cell Movement

May 14, 2019

Cells missing a certain protein on their surface can’t move normally, UConn researchers reported in Science Signaling. The research…
New technique may improve detection and treatment of advanced brain cancer

April 30, 2019

In a new study, Yale Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated a powerful method to analyze how tumor cells are altered…
Tissue environment plays important role in tumor formation

April 30, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers used a simple tumor model to show the importance of tissue…
Fuel for Drug Resistance

April 19, 2019

About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The vast majority…
Preventing triple negative breast cancer from spreading

April 19, 2019

A breast cancer cell is like a house with three locks on the front door. Keys, or receptors,…
Scientists discover an interaction that helps cancers spread to bone

April 18, 2019

“A large majority of human cancers are carcinomas derived from epithelial cells,” said Kang, a professor of molecular…
Researchers target metastasis in fight against cancer

April 2, 2019

An experimental combination drug therapy attacking the DNA integrity of cancer cells is showing promise for a possible…
Like racecars and geese, cancer cells draft their way to new tumor sites

March 26, 2019

NASCAR has nothing on cancer cells when it comes to exploiting the power of drafting, letting someone else…
Cancer cells’ plasticity makes them harder to stop

February 11, 2019

When metastatic cancer cells need to avoid a threat, they simply reprogram themselves. Rice University scientists are beginning…
From microfluidics to metastasis

January 23, 2019

New platform enables longitudinal studies of circulating tumor cells in mouse models of cancer. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs)…
Hindering melanoma metastasis with an FDA-approved drug

January 16, 2019

For cancer to spread, it needs a hospitable environment in distant organs. This fertile “soil” can provide a…
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