02 September 2016

Scientists Have Solved the Mystery of How Cancer Spreads

Posted in Diagnosed Now

The Yahoo article outlines work done by Queen Mary Univ. of London, which states:

"Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found the answer by researching proteins found in cancer cells called integrins. As the name implies, integrins allow cancer tumors to stay stuck together. But once a cell breaks off, a specific integrin, Beta-1, changes its behavior and works with another protein, c-Met, to serve as a sort of protective armor for the cancer cell as it migrates through the body. The team found that when they blocked the protein or otherwise interfered with the process, it slowed the spread of tumors"