Ask almost any cancer survivor about whether they have become a bit of a hypochondriac, and the answer is usually a resounding yes. I have a confession to make. 1,217 more words
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Rice University biophysicists Eshel Ben-Jacob and José Onuchic reveal how cancer uses notch-signaling pathways to turn good cells bad
Science Daily: Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell signaling to hijack the communication process and spread, according to Rice University researchers.
A new computational study by researchers at the Rice-based Center for Theoretical Biological Physics shows how cancer cells take advantage of the system by which cells communicate with their neighbors as they pass messages to “be like me” or “be not like me.” 63 more words
Existing cancer therapies are geared toward killing tumour cells, but Johns Hopkins researchers propose a different strategy, subtly hardening cancer cells to prevent them from invading new areas of the body. 480 more words
For many patients with cancer, it is the spread of tumor cells from the original site to another organ or part of the body (a process called metastasis) that presents the biggest challenges associated with their disease. 502 more words