Recent News: Tumor Microenvironment

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A doctor examines a mole.
Don't Scratch That Mole? Scientists Are Learning More about Inflammation and Cancer
It's not only what's inside your cells that determines your cancer risk. It's what surrounds them too.
Large cells filled with yellow-colored fat
Cancer Cells Eat Fat to Grow and Spread
Research conducted in zebrafish shows that melanoma cells have an affinity for fat, and that eating it makes them more aggressive.
In the Lab
photo of Foxo1 protein stained in regulatory T cells
In the Fight against Cancer, the Immune System Can Be a Double-Edged Sword
The immune system is a powerful tool for fighting cancer — sometimes too powerful.
In the Lab
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Researchers Find Clues to How Breast Cancer Can Infiltrate the Brain
A new study sheds light on what enables breast cancer cells to spread to the brain and presents a potential target for drugs.
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What Is Tumor Heterogeneity?
Understanding tumor heterogeneity may be the next big quest in cancer science, as differences between cells within a tumor can have important consequences for how cancers are diagnosed and treated.
In the Lab
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Researchers Reveal How Tumors Manipulate Certain Immune Cells to Their Own Advantage
Researchers are exploring a mysterious population of immune cells that live within tumors and can help the cancer grow and spread.
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Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues
Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve.
Blood vessels supply tumors with the nutrients they need to grow.
What Is Angiogenesis?
Cancer biologist Robert Benezra explains angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels form, and how it relates to cancer research.
In the Lab
Pictured: Cancer cell on blood vessel
Holding On and Hiding Out: How Cancer Cells Spread to the Brain and Thrive
Researchers have gained new understanding of how tumors metastasize by studying the behavior of exceptional breast and lung cancer cells that are capable of entering the brain and surviving there.
In the Lab
Mouse glioblastoma tumor with phagocytic macrophages
Immune Cells in the Brain Could be Enlisted to Fight Glioblastoma
Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers say a drug that acts on noncancerous, tumor-infiltrating cells might provide a new treatment option for the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.