Activated platelets (purple) on their way to heal a wound.
Platelets heal wounds. But they also seem to play a paradoxical role in both promoting and inhibiting the growth of solid tumors.
Prostate cancer cell, viewed with a scanning electron microscope.
Cancer doesn't just grow uncontrollably. It has a smarter strategy than that.
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We need to ensure cancer research addresses what matters most.
Prolonged periods of stress can aid in the spread of cancer.
Chronic stress accelerates cancer growth in mice, according to a new study, pointing to potential treatment targets to slow the progression of cancer to other organs.
Women with DCIS or stage 0 breast cancer have the same chance of dying from breast cancer as the rest of the population – 3.3%.
We're told that finding symptoms of disease early will prevent the more serious consequences. But for pre-cancerous lesions, also known as stage 0 breast cancer, the picture is much more complicated.
For 10% of patients the disease will return.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the Western world, with 15,000 women (and about 70 men) diagnosed each year in Australia.
Lung cancer cells move in.
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The theory that some rare cancer cells aren't caught by conventional chemotherapy has divided the field.
Nine out of ten cancer patients die because cancer cells enter the blood circulation, spread and form tumours at distant organs. In circulation, cells can move individually or in a cluster. It is believed…
Belgium researchers have pinpointed a family of pharmaceutical compounds that can prevent the appearance of human tumour…
Not cancer’s only target.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth highest killer in women when it comes to cancer, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society, with about 14,000 deaths in the United States alone this year. The…
A new test may predict the risk of the most common type of breast cancer spreading to other organs. The effectiveness of…
Moving cancer cells.
Metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumour to different organs, is responsible for more than 90% of deaths due to cancer. Current treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy are effective…
Good news, we have stopped the spread of cancer.
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More than nine in ten cancer-related deaths occur because of metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumour…