“Lemon Frost” Leopard Geckos’ Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas
“Lemon Frost” Leopard Geckos’ Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas
The color morph’s bright yellow hue and its propensity for skin tumors both likely stem from a gene implicated in a dangerous form of human skin cancer, suggesting the animals could make an ideal model for studying the disease.
“Lemon Frost” Leopard Geckos’ Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas
“Lemon Frost” Leopard Geckos’ Cancers Similar to Human Melanomas

The color morph’s bright yellow hue and its propensity for skin tumors both likely stem from a gene implicated in a dangerous form of human skin cancer, suggesting the animals could make an ideal model for studying the disease.

The color morph’s bright yellow hue and its propensity for skin tumors both likely stem from a gene implicated in a dangerous form of human skin cancer, suggesting the animals could make an ideal model for studying the disease.

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John Pawelek, Who Explored the Causes of Metastasis, Dies at 79
John Pawelek, Who Explored the Causes of Metastasis, Dies at 79
Marcus A. Banks | Jun 22, 2021
The Yale School of Medicine cancer researcher doggedly pursued the question of how cancer spreads.
Cancer Metastasizes Via Fusion of Tumor and Immune Cells: Study
Cancer Metastasizes Via Fusion of Tumor and Immune Cells: Study
Marcus A. Banks | Jun 17, 2021
Researchers say evidence of hybridization between leukocytes and cancer indicates that this is a primary means of metastasis. Others disagree.
Cancer Cells Parasitize Other Ones to Survive: Study
Cancer Cells Parasitize Other Ones to Survive: Study
Marcus A. Banks | May 13, 2021
Tumor cells missing a critical protein enter neighboring cells to sap their nutrients, then exit those hosts as intact cells, possibly primed to metastasize. Other scholars say it’s too early to know this for sure.
Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis
Infographic: Steps in Cancer Metastasis
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021
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.
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
Lisa Winter | Apr 1, 2021
The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.
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.
A Trick that Helps Horses and Cattle Avoid Metastatic Cancer
A Trick that Helps Horses and Cattle Avoid Metastatic Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers find connective tissue has a crucial role to play in whether cancer cells metastasize.
Colon Cancer Uses a Regenerative Playbook to Metastasize
Colon Cancer Uses a Regenerative Playbook to Metastasize
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2020
A study finds similarities between cells that heal wounds and those that lead deadly cancerous invasions.
Image of the Day: Melanoma Neural Network
Image of the Day: Melanoma Neural Network
Emily Makowski | Dec 9, 2019
A deep neural network can help determine how likely cancer cells are to metastasize.
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Emily Makowski | Oct 22, 2019
New methods of visualizing tissue are presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Emma Yasinski | Aug 9, 2019
The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.
Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
An increased production of ribosomes may underlie cell migration and relate to cancer metastasis, according to a new study.
Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis
Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019
The Michigan State University researcher’s lab experiences shaped her interest in the role of glucose in cancer’s spread.
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 27, 2019
A human breast cancer cell divides as it moves through surrounding blood vessel cells in vitro.