Random nature of metastasis revealed by physicists

18 julio 2014

The spreading of a cancerous tumor from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown. Physicists have used a statistical model to show that the formation of a new secondary tumor — commonly known as a metastasis — could just as likely derive from «common» cancer cells that circulate in the bloodstream, as from «specialist» cancer cells.
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