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Metastasis

Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body. A metastatic cancer, or metastatic tumour, is one which has spread from the primary site into different areas of the body.



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A scramble for headlines or an optimistic (sunny side up) contribution to research on fertility preservation?

12 February 2018 - by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

The problem of fertility preservation for girls and women undergoing cancer treatments has been a subject of research for many decades. The recent study by McLaughlin and colleagues from Professor Evelyn Telfer's lab at the University of Edinburgh, UK, is aimed at finding a solution to this problem, with the claim that they have produced mature human egg cells in the lab for the first time... [Read More]

Single molecule found for breast cancer spread

12 February 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Blocking a single molecule, the amino acid asparagine, can prevent breast cancer spread in mice, according to a new study... [Read More]

Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise

22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists have developed a single blood test to¬†detect¬†eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [Read More]

DNA blood test could lead to early cancer detection

12 June 2017 - by Hannah Somers

A highly-sensitive DNA blood test could help detect cancer years before tumours are detected... [Read More]


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