Tumors Disrupt the Blood-Brain Barrier at a Distance
Tumors Disrupt the Blood-Brain Barrier at a Distance
Shoring up the tissues that separate neurons and other brain cells from the circulatory system in fruit flies and mice can prolong life in the presence of a tumor.
Tumors Disrupt the Blood-Brain Barrier at a Distance
Tumors Disrupt the Blood-Brain Barrier at a Distance

Shoring up the tissues that separate neurons and other brain cells from the circulatory system in fruit flies and mice can prolong life in the presence of a tumor.

Shoring up the tissues that separate neurons and other brain cells from the circulatory system in fruit flies and mice can prolong life in the presence of a tumor.

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p53 Unleashes Endogenous Retroviruses to Tackle Tumors: Study
p53 Unleashes Endogenous Retroviruses to Tackle Tumors: Study
Marcus A. Banks | Jul 29, 2021
New experiments suggest the famous tumor-suppressing protein uses viral elements lingering in the genome to get cancerous cells to announce their presence to the immune system.
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.
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.
Immunotherapy Combo Reduces Solid Tumors in Mice
Immunotherapy Combo Reduces Solid Tumors in Mice
Amanda Heidt | Sep 9, 2020
When tumor cells are infected with an oncolytic virus carrying a modified CD19 gene, they become targets for CAR T cells engineered to recognize this molecular marker.
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
A study suggests the potential for a noninvasive diagnostic that could detect tumors early and differentiate between disease types.
Hadiyah-Nicole Green Targets Cancer With Lasers
Hadiyah-Nicole Green Targets Cancer With Lasers
Emily Makowski | Apr 1, 2020
Spurred by family tragedy, the medical physicist wants to treat cancer in a new way.
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2020
Injecting the seasonal flu vaccine directly into clumps of malignant cells recruits immune cells to confront the cancer.
Image of the Day: Tumor Vasculature
Image of the Day: Tumor Vasculature
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020
Researchers use a cutting-edge technique to map the blood vessels of brain tumors as patients are awake during surgery with the hope of reducing damage to adjacent tissues.
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Emily Makowski | Oct 10, 2019
Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.
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.
Image of the Day: Right on Target
Image of the Day: Right on Target
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 23, 2019
An injectable biomaterial calls cancer drugs to tumor sites in mice.
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.
Infographic: Medication Mop-Up
Infographic: Medication Mop-Up
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2019
Researchers have developed a prototype device to filter excess chemotherapy medication from the bloodstream.