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Latest Tumors Stories

2012-11-14 12:59:15

A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce a particular kind of brain tumor in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on vital organs.

2012-10-24 23:54:10

Cancers arise in the body all the time.

New Discovery May Help Doctors Slow Progression And Recurrence Of Brain Cancer
2012-10-22 20:57:41

Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells.

2012-10-17 22:31:56

Fat progenitor cells may contribute to cancer growth by fortifying the vessels that provide needed blood to tumors.

Cancer Cells Break Away
2012-10-11 09:30:45

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that cancer cells break away from tumors via adhesion molecules, causing a spread of cancer throughout the body.

2012-09-20 16:58:57

It's a high-pressure environment within solid tumors.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.