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Metastasis is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another. A tumor formed by cells that have spread is called a “metastatic tumor” or a “metastasis.” The metastatic tumor contains cells that are like those in the original (primary) tumor. The plural form of metastasis is metastases
ACS approves $1.7 million funding for new research grants to Yale University

ACS approves $1.7 million funding for new research grants to Yale University

The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for three new research grants totaling over $1.7 million to investigators at Yale University. [More]
Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

New research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult. [More]
Scientists identify cell-surface receptor for progranulin

Scientists identify cell-surface receptor for progranulin

Progranulin is produced and secreted by most cells in the body. From skin to immune cells, brain to bone marrow cells, progranulin plays a key role in maintaining normal cellular function. [More]
MGH researchers develop new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress in tumors

MGH researchers develop new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress in tumors

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed new methods for mapping and measuring solid stress - the force exerted by solid and elastic components - within tumors, an accomplishment that may lead to improved understanding of those forces and their consequences and to novel treatment strategies. [More]
New ULB study shows how cancer cell of origin controls malignant transition

New ULB study shows how cancer cell of origin controls malignant transition

Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time how the cancer cell of origin controls invasive and metastatic properties of tumor cells. [More]
Low-dose chemotherapy regimens may be more effective at treating certain breast and pancreatic cancer types

Low-dose chemotherapy regimens may be more effective at treating certain breast and pancreatic cancer types

Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors' recurrence in more aggressive forms, researchers at Taipei Medical University and the National Institute of Cancer Research in Taiwan and University of California, San Francisco, have discovered. [More]
NUS scientists find new mechanism to inhibit breast cancer metastasis

NUS scientists find new mechanism to inhibit breast cancer metastasis

A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast cancer cells. [More]
Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center whose findings were reported in the Nov. 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. [More]
Blocking key nutrient uptake may be effective way of treating triple negative breast cancer

Blocking key nutrient uptake may be effective way of treating triple negative breast cancer

Cancer rewires the metabolism of tumor cells, converting them into lean, mean, replicating machines. [More]
Study uncovers mechanism that causes chemo resistance of pancreatic cancer cells

Study uncovers mechanism that causes chemo resistance of pancreatic cancer cells

A pioneering University of Liverpool research team have published a study that identifies the mechanism in the human body that causes resistance of pancreatic cancer cells to chemotherapy. [More]
Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Barcelona has found that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting the release of circulating exosomes. [More]
BUSM researchers discover new pathway and protein involved in metastasis of breast cancer

BUSM researchers discover new pathway and protein involved in metastasis of breast cancer

Researchers have identified a new pathway and with it a protein, BRD4, necessary for breast cancer cells to spread. [More]
Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

The American Cancer Society has reported that lung cancer, which kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, is expected result in an estimated 158,080 deaths in 2016. [More]
Researchers describe new method that can reveal distinct invasive properties of cancer cells

Researchers describe new method that can reveal distinct invasive properties of cancer cells

A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has described the steps, in both written and video format, that allow cancer investigators to track, in real time, cancer cell invasion and metastasis in transparent zebrafish embryos. [More]
Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

Researchers identify marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer

A new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine and recently presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises about 90 per cent of all thyroid cancers. [More]
Research shows way to directly target genes within specific cell type

Research shows way to directly target genes within specific cell type

The cornerstone of genetics is the loss-of-function experiment. In short, this means that to figure out what exactly gene X is doing in a tissue of interest—be it developing brain cells or a pancreatic tumor—you somehow cut out, switch off or otherwise destroy gene X in that tissue and then watch what happens. [More]
Scientists discover how MEK inhibitor boosts antitumor activity and slows cancer progression

Scientists discover how MEK inhibitor boosts antitumor activity and slows cancer progression

Understanding the effects of certain targeted therapies on antitumor immunity is necessary to design combined interventions for more effective cancer treatment. [More]
Research findings may lead to new treatment option for ovarian cancer

Research findings may lead to new treatment option for ovarian cancer

A new study has identified an effective combination therapy for treating ovarian cancer cells. [More]
Fission yeast could help discover novel cancer drugs

Fission yeast could help discover novel cancer drugs

Cancer is a notoriously difficult disease to treat. Not only do a wide variety of cancers exist, requiring specialized treatments for each type, but cancer cells within an individual can morph and render previously potent therapeutics ineffective. [More]
Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

Rearrangement of collagen linked to poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

A study in the current journal Oncotarget provides the first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer. [More]
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