Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis
Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis
It’s now thought that in many cases, cancer cells disseminate from the primary tumor site early on and lay dormant for long periods rather than only venturing out from primary tumors at an advanced stage.
Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis
Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis

It’s now thought that in many cases, cancer cells disseminate from the primary tumor site early on and lay dormant for long periods rather than only venturing out from primary tumors at an advanced stage.

It’s now thought that in many cases, cancer cells disseminate from the primary tumor site early on and lay dormant for long periods rather than only venturing out from primary tumors at an advanced stage.

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New Understanding of Metastasis Could Lead to Better Treatments
New Understanding of Metastasis Could Lead to Better Treatments
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021
Recent insights, such as the recognition that disseminated cancer cells can lie dormant for years before seeding secondary tumors, suggest novel strategies for fighting metastatic disease.
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Discovered: Brain Cells that Control Hibernation-Like States
Ruth Williams | Jun 11, 2020
Two independent teams identify neuron populations in the mouse brain that regulate the physiological changes associated with torpor.
Bacterial Persisters
Bacterial Persisters
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.
Stem Cells from Corpses
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2012
Researchers pull viable cells from bodies that had been dead for more than 2 weeks.