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
Dr. Manel Esteller speaks to AZoLifeSciences about his ground-breaking cancer research in which he uncovered the behavior of DNA in 3D models.
Macrophages are immune cells that patrol the body looking for potential threats like viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells, and engulf and destroy them.
Women who don't survive a rare and aggressive uterine cancer called uterine serous carcinoma, have high expression of a group of 73 genes, a score scientists say can help identify these women and improve their outcome.
A minute chemical modification on one of the most copious and vital proteins in cells—actin—has been a mystery as its function is not fully known.
Recent discoveries by two research teams in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are advancing the field of synthetic biology.
The process of metastasis, which allows carcinoma cells to leave the tumor of origin, is still the leading cause of mortality for cancer patients.
Stem cells are capable of producing a wide range of particular tissues and are used more and more in clinical applications—for example, these cells are used for replacing a cartilage or bone.
Heparin, the blood-thinning drug, is used worldwide. However, to date, mapping of the fundamental sugar structures of heparin and the wider class of heparan sulfate sugars in cells has not been accomplished.
Thanks to CRISPR-based genetic screens, researchers were able to detect genes that play a major role in lung cancer metastasis, cancer immunotherapy, sickle-cell anemia, and a host of other medical disorders.
At the Chalmers University of Technology, scientists have demonstrated that the Atox1 protein, which is highly concentrated in breast cancer cells, takes part in a process—the process through which cancer cells spread.
New breakthrough in breast cancer could enable the development of better approaches to prevent the spread of cancer cells to other organs in the body, thereby effectively bringing down mortality in patients suffering from breast cancer.
A team of scientists has discovered that the WDR74 protein plays a vital role in metastasis progression in lung cancer and melanoma primary tumors.
Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer cells from primary tumors to distant sites that they then colonize to form a metastatic tumor.
A recent study has revealed that the expression of long noncoding RNA LINC00426 is related to prognosis for non‐small cell lung cancer.