Stopping cancer’s spread: New protein found to control deadly cancer metastasis
Researchers have found a critical element that may explain why some cancers spread farther and faster than others, a discovery that could lead to one of the Holy Grails of cancer treatment: containing the disease.
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas J. Kipps and colleagues, have identified a protein that seems to serve as a switch, regulating the spread of cancer from the primary tumor to distant spots in the body – a process known as metastasis. The protein is used by embryo cells during early development, but then disappears from the body after an individual comes out of the womb.
Stay Positive! Several questions about the power of a positive outlook have come into us here at the BCRF. While we are not psychologist there are volumes of information and research into the importance of positive attitudes! Click on the links below for just some of the information that is out there:
CLL Patient Meeting from 6/5/2013. Dr. Laura Rassenti, Director of the CLL Research Consortium (CRC) Biorepository. She gives an overview of the biology and genetics of CLL. Highlights: Latest Research, Prognostics, VH, lab studies…