Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer biomarkers proteins featured health-and-medicine metastases

Switch ‘turns off’ breast cancer metastasis in mice

Researchers have pinpointed a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow in animal models and how to "switch it off."

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genes health-and-medicine metastases

1 gene could unlock the mystery of cancer metastasis

"Patients often ask 'Why am I so unlucky? Why did my cancer spread?' As doctors, we never had an answer... This research provides an explanation."

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer genes melanoma featured health-and-medicine immune-systems metastases

Protein signals if non-small cell lung cancer will spread

A newly identified protein indicates which non-small cell lung cancer is more likely to metastasize.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer tumors lungs biomarkers lung-cancer health-and-medicine metastases

Breast cancer cells shift metabolism to spread

The discovery of how breast cancer cells shift to mitochondrial metabolism to metastasize could lead to new ways to stop their spread and reduce mortality.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer metabolism mitochondria health-and-medicine metastases

Cancer’s ‘addiction’ could be a way to defeat it

Scientists call some cancers "Wnt addicted" because they can't live without it. New research with gastric cancer organoids suggests a new treatment strategy.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: cancer health-and-medicine metastases

‘Decoy’ implants could replace dangerous cancer biopsies

An implant that traps cancer cells could help doctors monitor cancer's progress and check to see if treatments are working, all without invasive biopsy.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer surgery health-and-medicine implants metastases

Team discovers tiny ‘bike courier’ vesicle in cells

A newly discovered vesicle is the first identified in 20 years and the smallest known, say researchers. And it acts like a bike courier.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
Oct. 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer cells proteins health-and-medicine metastases

Collagen fiber length lets cells stream away quickly

New research suggests that if the collagen fiber structure is just right, then even a soft tumor might become invasive.

Beth Miller-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 7, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer cells health-and-medicine collagen metastases

Stem cell therapy treats bone metastases but saves bone

"This is a safe and almost nontoxic treatment compared to chemotherapy, which often leaves patients with lifelong issues."

Maurisa Jones-UC Irvine • futurity
July 26, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer bones health-and-medicine metastases

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