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Cancer Cells Use Body's Wound-Healing Mechanism To Spread, Rice University Study


2/10/2014 6:46:07 AM

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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 against primary tumours, but they cannot stop or kill the circulating cancer cells in the bloodstream. This means that understanding how cancer cells start to metastasise is crucial for developing new anti-metastasis therapies.

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