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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
Wnt5a protein acts on tumor-surface proteins to accelerate spread of CLL cells

Wnt5a protein acts on tumor-surface proteins to accelerate spread of CLL cells

Building upon previous research, scientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer report that a protein called Wnt5a acts on a pair of tumor-surface proteins, called ROR1 and ROR2, to accelerate the proliferation and spread of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells, the most common form of blood cancer in adults. [More]
Study offers new view of how cancer cells transform normal cells through 'metastatic hijacking'

Study offers new view of how cancer cells transform normal cells through 'metastatic hijacking'

Metastasis - or the spread of cancer from one part of the body to other parts - accounts for more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths. Although the cells that seed metastasis and the sites that they tend to travel to have been increasingly studied over the years, little has been known about how cancer migrates from a primary site, such as breast tissue, to a secondary site, such as the brain or bone marrow. [More]
Dietary sugar may help to treat melanoma

Dietary sugar may help to treat melanoma

New research from scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) suggests that a rare sugar found in seaweed, mushrooms, seeds and other foods may be able to help treat skin cancer. [More]
RTFCCR grant supports ASCOLT study that evaluates effectiveness of Aspirin in colorectal cancer patients

RTFCCR grant supports ASCOLT study that evaluates effectiveness of Aspirin in colorectal cancer patients

Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research, an international private foundation based in Switzerland, has awarded a US $800,000 grant to be released over two years for the ASCOLT study conducted by Dr John Chia, Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. [More]
Researchers unveil relationship between ovarian cancer and obesity

Researchers unveil relationship between ovarian cancer and obesity

Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease, one that's hard to detect until it has progressed significantly. More than 75 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have metastasis at the time of diagnosis, resulting in a low five-year survival rate of less than 30 percent. [More]
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can stimulate evolution of breast cancer tumor

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can stimulate evolution of breast cancer tumor

Russian scientists have found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer can stimulate evolution of the tumor. The results of the research conducted by Nicholay Litvyakov, D.Sc. at Cancer Research Institute, Head of the Tumor Virology Laboratory, and TSU researcher Marina Ibragimova, were published in "Siberian Journal of Oncology." [More]
TransLUMINAL-B project kicked off to study luminal breast cancers

TransLUMINAL-B project kicked off to study luminal breast cancers

Following a kick-off meeting, the TransLUMINAL-B project, which is being led by Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is now officially underway. Over the next three years, researchers involved in the project will study the process of metastasis formation and the role of malignant cells, which accumulate in the blood and bone marrow of patients with certain types of breast cancer. [More]
Mathematical models may help to predict risk of cancer spread following surgery

Mathematical models may help to predict risk of cancer spread following surgery

The size of a surgically removed tumor is generally thought to relate to the risk of the cancer spreading to other regions of the body. But because tumor cells may metastasize at different times and the rate of spread is difficult to assess, the relationship between tumor size and the relative risk of recurrence after surgery is challenging to calculate. [More]
New mathematical model forecasts metastatic breast cancer survival rates

New mathematical model forecasts metastatic breast cancer survival rates

USC researchers have developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the Web. [More]
Researchers successfully create infinitely reproducing tissue cultures

Researchers successfully create infinitely reproducing tissue cultures

Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumour has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this rapid metastasis, because of a lack of sufficient tumour material from patients. Now, the group of researchers led by Gerhard Hamilton, University Department of Surgery at Medical University of Vienna has succeeded in creating infinitely reproducing tissue cultures. [More]
U of A researcher's work on prostate cancer metastasis earns top award

U of A researcher's work on prostate cancer metastasis earns top award

A University of Alberta researcher's work to identify patients at greatest risk of prostate cancer cells spreading to another part of the body has earned a top award at a showcase of the world's best up-and-coming research talent. [More]
University of York researchers unveil 3-D structure of cancer target enzyme

University of York researchers unveil 3-D structure of cancer target enzyme

A team from the University of York has published research unveiling the 3-D structure of human heparanase, a sugar-degrading enzyme which has received significant attention as a key target in anti-cancer treatments. [More]
Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent. [More]
Bone protein can inhibit prostate cancer metastasis to bone

Bone protein can inhibit prostate cancer metastasis to bone

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers from University of California campuses at Merced and Davis have found that a secreted protein predominantly expressed in bone inhibits prostate cancer metastasis to bone. [More]
Study reveals why colorectal cancer still returns in some patients after treatment

Study reveals why colorectal cancer still returns in some patients after treatment

Cetuximab, marketed as Erbitux, is one of the key therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer. Yet the cancer still returns in some patients, shortening overall survival. [More]
Cornell biomedical engineers develop 'super natural killer cells' to destroy cancer cells in lymph nodes

Cornell biomedical engineers develop 'super natural killer cells' to destroy cancer cells in lymph nodes

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells - dubbed "super natural killer cells" - that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. [More]
MD Anderson study reveals why chemotherapy drugs not effective for many pancreatic cancer patients

MD Anderson study reveals why chemotherapy drugs not effective for many pancreatic cancer patients

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may explain why chemotherapy drugs such as gemcitabine are not effective for many pancreatic cancer patients, and perhaps point to new approaches to treatment including enhancing gemcitabine's ability to stop tumor growth. [More]
Researchers identify new regulatory pathway that may play vital role in basal-like breast cancer

Researchers identify new regulatory pathway that may play vital role in basal-like breast cancer

Researchers have identified a new regulatory pathway that may play an important role in basal-like breast cancer (BLBC), a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer often referred to as "triple negative." This pathway may serve as a target for the development of an effective therapeutic. [More]
New clinical trial uses aggressive treatment method for patients with pancreas cancer

New clinical trial uses aggressive treatment method for patients with pancreas cancer

Pancreas cancer remains one of the deadliest cancers worldwide. In the United States, it accounts for only three percent of all diagnosed cancers but it causes almost seven percent of all cancer deaths. A pancreas cancer diagnosis often comes after age 50 and after the cancer has spread, making it difficult to remove surgically. [More]
TSRI scientists awarded NIH grant to investigate molecular machinery involved in cancer metastasis

TSRI scientists awarded NIH grant to investigate molecular machinery involved in cancer metastasis

Cancer metastasis occurs when tumor cells escape from a primary tumor, via the blood stream, and establish tumors in secondary locations. When the metastases are found in distant tissues and organs, doctors call this stage IV cancer, and the survival rate is low. [More]
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