Master switch found to stop tumor cell growth by inducing dormancy

31 enero 2015

Commonly used anticancer drugs may help to make tumor cells dormant, scientists report. «Our results explain why some tumor cells scattered through the body are committed to remaining harmless for years, while others cause active disease,» said one investigator. «In finding this master switch we found a way to analyze tumor cells before treatment to determine the risk of a cancer recurrence or metastasis.»