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
Glioblastoma is one of the most treatment-resistant cancers, with those diagnosed surviving for less than two years.
Monitoring cancer cells effectively can help physicians with treatment and management, thus reducing cancer-related mortality.
A research project, jointly conducted by scientists affiliated with the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute, has uncovered the potential advantages of employing an agarose spot migration assay for assessing the capacity of extracellular vesicles to attract neighboring cells within a controlled setting.
Chromosomal instability is a phenomenon marked by rapid alterations in the count and configuration of chromosomes during cell division. This occurrence is prevalent in solid tumors and is closely associated with the aggressive dissemination of cancer, known as metastasis.
Scientists at the University of Arizona Cancer Center have made a breakthrough by uncovering a novel category of compounds that target iron, impeding the growth of malignant cells cultured in a laboratory environment.
In the book titled “Microfluidic Systems for Cancer Diagnosis,” the UPV/EHU’s Microfluidics Cluster group outlines a method for constructing a bioelectronic device.
In a breakthrough finding, Jonna Alanko, a researcher from InFLAMES, has unveiled that immune cells are not mere passive followers of chemical signals in their surroundings.
A new editorial paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on June 12, 2023, entitled, "Are cis-spliced fusion proteins pathological in more aggressive luminal breast cancer?"
Tumor cells are known to be fickle sleeper agents, often lying dormant in distant tissues for years before reactivating and forming metastasis. Numerous factors have been studied to understand why the activation occurs, from cells and molecules to other components in the so-called tissue microenvironment.
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a pair of genes whose expression by a type of immune cell within tumors is predictive of outcomes for cancer patients and is linked to a vast network of gene expression programs, engaged by multiple cell types in the tumor microenvironment, that control human cancers.
The energy supply in the body has been regulated by the pancreas, located behind the stomach. This mechanism happens by secreting proteins (enzymes) accountable for glucose–the body’s primary fuel–reaching other organs when needed and in the exact amount.
A new study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a deeper understanding of the evolution of the tumor microenvironment during gastric cancer progression.
Researchers from the University of Otago have identified a crucial factor that contributes to the aggressive spread of colon cancer, marking a significant advancement in the fight against fatal tumors.
Acting as a team, twin stem cells activate the immune system to suppress tumor growth and prolong survival in representative preclinical models.
Antiretroviral cocktails can make human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, undetectable and untransmittable, but both the virus and its treatment can also accelerate aging of bone and muscle.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have discovered a new nutrient source that pancreatic cancer cells use to grow.
Discussions of cancer often stress the genetic mutations that drive disease by altering the normal function of cellular proteins.
Cancer's ability to spread throughout the body -; a process known as metastasis -; is responsible for the vast majority of cancer deaths.
Macrophages, a type of white blood cell, defend the body by engulfing and digesting foreign particles, such as bacteria, viruses, and dead cells.
Freiburg researchers discover a mechanism by which cancer cells escape the immune system.