Surprising discovery identifies new approach to suppress spread of cancer
In a landmark study published in the journal Cell, Valbona Luga and Dr. Liang Zhang, who work in Dr. Jeff Wranaís lab at Mount Sinaiís Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, identify that proteins produced in normal cells near the environment of a cancer tumour influences the cancerís ability to spread to other tissues of the body, a process called metastasis. In this video from the research team, breast cancer cells are being stimulated by exosomes, which are tiny cell fragments produced by ''normal'' cells. The breast cancer cells display an incredible rate of motility, one of the attributes for metastatic spread. The frames in this video have been captured over a period of 19 hours.