Log In
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Cancer discovery hope

16th August 2011

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research have said they have found out how cancerous cells force their way out of tumours and spread.

The team explained in Cancer Cell journal that a protein known as JAK helps cells build up the necessary force to bust out of the cell and spread. It is believed 90% of cancer deaths occur because of metastasis, where secondary tumours occur around the body and grow more quickly. Dr Lesley Walker, Cancer Research UK's director of cancer information, said: "Discovering how cancer cells can funnel grooves though tissues, to squeeze away from primary tumours and spread to new sites, gives scientists fresh understanding of ways to stop cancer spread - literally in its tracks." 

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2016