‘Broken switch’ inside cancer cells could help them spread

Anne Li                                    1/1/17


Scientists in London have discovered a possible way that some cancer cells invade their surroundings and escape a tumour. If confirmed in patients, the findings could shed light on how tumours spread to other parts of the body.It’s hoped that a better understanding of these processes could “open up exciting new avenues for cancer treatment, which may have been missed until now”, according to study leader Dr Chris Bakal from The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London. The study was funded by Cancer Research UK and the ICR and has been published in the journal Cell Systems. Cancer cells that have spread from the primary tumour to form other tumours in distant areas of the body are the major cause of death from cancer. 


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-01-05-broken-switch-inside-cancer-cells-could-help-them-spread


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