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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
PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. [More]
Peach extract prevents breast cancer metastasis in mice

Peach extract prevents breast cancer metastasis in mice

Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. [More]
European Commission approves Exelixis' COMETRIQ for treatment of progressive, metastatic MTC

European Commission approves Exelixis' COMETRIQ for treatment of progressive, metastatic MTC

Exelixis, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has approved COMETRIQ (cabozantinib) for the treatment of adult patients with progressive, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). [More]
XBP1 gene plays pivotal role in the growth and progression of triple negative breast cancer

XBP1 gene plays pivotal role in the growth and progression of triple negative breast cancer

Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Houston Methodist have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, a particularly deadly strain that often has few treatment options. Their research, published in this week's Nature, suggests that targeting the gene may be a new approach to treating the disease. [More]

Study uncovers one way that p53 acts to prevent cancer cell invasion

The tumor suppressor p53 does all it can to prevent oncogenes from transforming normal cells into tumor cells by killing defective cells or causing them to become inactive. [More]
Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, is providing an overview of its three clinical development programs and Year for the year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Investigators find group of drugs to treat heart attacks and cancer metastasis

Investigators find group of drugs to treat heart attacks and cancer metastasis

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may have found a way to solve a problem that has plagued a group of drugs called ligand-mimicking integrin inhibitors, which have the potential to treat conditions ranging from heart attacks to cancer metastasis. [More]
Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery. [More]

Lung cancer spread ‘uncommon’ outside of tumour-bearing segment

Lung cancer does not often spread to areas outside of the tumour-bearing segment of the lung when there is no evidence of extrapulmonary nodal metastasis, the tumour is small and peripheral or it has ground glass opacity, study findings show. [More]

Novel feedback provides mechanistic link between chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis

Researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have discovered a novel feedback mechanism that provides a mechanistic link between chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis. [More]
New technology uses nano-flares to catch metastatic breast cancer cells early on

New technology uses nano-flares to catch metastatic breast cancer cells early on

When cancer spreads from one part of the body to another, it becomes even more deadly. It moves with stealth and can go undetected for months or years. But a new technology that uses "nano-flares" has the potential to catch these lurking, mobilized tumor cells early on. [More]

Lymphatic invasion indicates prognosis for lung cancer patients

The presence of lymphatic invasion indicates a worse prognosis for patients with pathologically node-positive lung adenocarcinoma, compared with its absence, indicate Japanese study findings. [More]

Findings reveal potential drug targets for small cell lung cancer

Cancer cells undergo extensive genetic alterations as they grow and spread through the body. Some of these mutations, known as "drivers," help spur cells to grow out of control, while others ("passengers") are merely along for the ride. [More]
Findings reveal that miR-34 genes are bona fide tumor suppressors

Findings reveal that miR-34 genes are bona fide tumor suppressors

Cornell University researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors. [More]
Researchers find effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells

Researchers find effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells

Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improve the safety and efficacy of treating malignancies that are refractory to conventional therapies. [More]

Positive margins have limited impact on RCC outcome

Positive vascular wall margins are not associated with systemic recurrence or cancer-specific survival in patients with nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma with tumour thrombus, US research shows. [More]

Scientists study how cancer spreads through the body

Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed that cancers cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion, resembling an intoxicated person who cannot walk three steps in a straight line. [More]
MIT biologists discover how cancer cells make their escape

MIT biologists discover how cancer cells make their escape

About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors that have spread from their original locations. This process, known as metastasis, requires cancer cells to break loose from their neighbors and from the supportive scaffold that gives tissues their structure. [More]
Rexahn reports initial results from Supinoxin Phase I trial in patients with solid cancer tumors

Rexahn reports initial results from Supinoxin Phase I trial in patients with solid cancer tumors

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company announced today initial data for the Phase I dose-escalation clinical trial of SupinoxinTM (RX-5902) initiated in August 2013. This trial was designed to study safety and efficacy in patients with solid cancer tumors. [More]

Synta Pharmaceuticals' Hsp90 inhibitor ganetespib selected for study in I-SPY 2 TRIAL

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. and QuantumLeap Healthcare Collaborative today announced that Synta's lead drug candidate, the Hsp90 inhibitor ganetespib, has been selected for study in the I-SPY 2 TRIAL (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2). [More]