What fuels brain metastasis?

Scientists at The Wistar Institute described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. According to a study published online in the journal Cancer Discovery, astrocytes provide fatty acids that activate the PPAR-gamma

What are tumor markers?

What are tumor markers? A tumor marker is anything present in or produced by cancer cells or other cells of the body in response to cancer or certain benign (noncancerous) conditions that provides information about a cancer, such as how aggressive it is, whether it can be treated with a targeted therapy, or

Technology To Treat Tumors

Mayo Clinic acquires technology to treat tumors. Mayo Clinic recently acquired focused ultrasound technology to treat the pain caused by certain types of cancerous tumors.  By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guidance, the procedure is completely noninvasive. Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is also known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).  It works similarly to using