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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis
Abby Olena | Jun 28, 2017
Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels.
Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Through similar mechanisms, amino acid depletion in culture and cytokine activity in the tumor microenvironment prompt cancer cells to metastasize.
Infographic: Inside Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2017
See what cytokine activity and cellular starvation have to do with cancer metastasis.
Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 20, 2017
Researchers find diverse ways that the molecules can regulate cancer’s spread.
Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis
Ruth Williams | Oct 19, 2016
Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.
Observing Cancer Cell Division with Artificial Capillaries
Catherine Offord | Jun 27, 2016
Human cancer cells constrained to capillary-like microtubes divide unevenly, scientists show.
Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature
Tanya Lewis | Apr 18, 2016
Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.
Antioxidants Again Linked to Cancer’s Spread
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 13, 2016
Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.