Abdominal Porthole Reveals How Tumors Come Together, Hubrecht Institute Study  
11/2/2012 7:41:55 AM

A window into the soul is poetic, but a window into the abdominal cavity may be more useful. A glass porthole implanted into the abdomen of mice has allowed researchers to observe the spread of cancer in intimate detail. Tumour metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from a primary tumour to other parts of the body, where they group together and form secondary tumours.