Anne Li Feburary 24th, 2018
Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread, and by restricting it, cancer cells stopped invading other parts of the body in mice, according to research* part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Nature today, (Wednesday). Most breast cancer patients do not die from their primary tumour, but from the spread of cancer to the lungs, brain, bones, or other organs. To be able to spread, cancer cells first need to leave the original tumour, survive in the blood as ‘circulating tumour cells’, and then colonise other organs. Finding ways to stop this from happening is fundamental to increasing survival.
See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2018-02-07-scientists-halt-breast-cancer-spread