AACR 2018: Cancer cells actively fuel growth and metastasis by reprogramming healthy cells

Source: eCancer News, April 2018

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential key player promoting cancer progression through changes in the cell environment that are conducive to metastasis.

They are presenting the results of this research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018, which continues through April 18 in Chicago, Ill.

Metastasis — the spread of cancer cells from the site where cancer first appears to other, more distant organs of the body, where new tumours form and then rapidly grow — is often the turning point in the disease process, marking a stage at which cancer becomes difficult or impossible to treat or control.

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