Some breast cancer cells have a leg up on survival—the genes they express make them more likely to spread and prosper in bone tissue.
A small but aggressive fraction of metastatic cancer cells can re-infiltrate the original tumor, boosting its malignant potential.
Lung cancer cells hijack a master cellular signal and use it to seed deadly new tumors in the brain, bone marrow, and other organs.
Joan Massagué honored for elucidating one of the fundamental processes that control cell division.
Genetic clues suggest how invasive breast cancer cells pry their way into the tightly protected interior of the brain.
Researchers have identified small pieces of RNA that suppress the spread of breast cancer to the lungs and bone.
Studies of human tumor cells implanted in mice have shown that the abnormal activation of four genes drives the spread of breast cancer to the lungs.
HHMI researchers have found a telltale set of genes that causes breast cancer to spread and grow in the lungs.
HHMI researchers identify a "metastatic toolbox" of genes that spur the spread of breast cancer.