Category: Biological

Aggressive cancer cells spread from a tumor to another part of the body through the blood vessel. To be able get in and out of the blood vessel, the cancer cell needs to penetrate tissue. Researchers from The University of Bergen have discovered a protein that the cancer cell uses like scissors to cut up tissue, so it can spread from a tumor to a new organ.

Source: Discovered a protein that spreads cancer | EurekAlert! Science News

Posted: April 13, 2016 in Biological