Hypoxia, or a state of low oxygen, can encourage tumors to spread. This microscopy image visualizes the microenvironment of a breast tumor.
Steve Seung-Young Lee, Univ. of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health via Flickr
Some cancers are notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and not curable with surgery. Stopping tumors from adapting to the harsh microenvironments of the body could be a potential treatment avenue.
Tumor cells traverse many different types of fluids as they travel through the body.
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Counterintuitively, cells move faster in thicker fluids. New research on breast cancer cells explains why, and reveals the role that fluid viscosity plays in metastasis.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
A lot of people have spent a very long time wondering what causes cancer – and scientists still can’t say for certain why an individual person might have it.
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I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
African-American women are about three times more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease.
Researchers have long been looking for clues into how to treat triple negative breast cancer. Could fighter blood cells that infiltrate the tumor provide insight?
Targeting the complex sugars on cancer cells is receiving renewed attention.
Free radicals - misunderstood?
New research suggests that far from helping treatment, antioxidants can change cancer cells to make them spread more quickly.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Is sugar the answer for tackling cancer cells?
Eating less sugar isn’t enough to stop glucose-hungry cancer cells but new research points the way to how we might starve them to death.
Too much fat is not good.
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