Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Breast cancer cells (in green) grow only on blood vessels (red) in the brain of a mouse. 

Research has shown for the first time how cancers that spread to the brain establish themselves and begin to grow.

The Oxford University study, published in the journal PLoS One, has identified the mechanism that metastatic cancer cells use to anchor themselves to blood vessels in the brain. This could allow new drugs to be developed to stop cancers from spreading and growing in the brain.

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Liquor + Cigarettes = Cancer

Liquor + Cigarettes = Cancer

A Turkey-based cancer specialist, Dr Sefik Hosal on Sunday said cancer has assumed an alarming proportion across the world.

“Efforts must be made to check it, particularly in developing countries like India,” he said. “Though tobacco has proved to be a major factor causing cancer among people in India, consumption of liquor with cigarette increases the risk of cancer six times more.”


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