Volume 91 Issue 28 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 15, 2013

Nerve Fibers Help Prostate Tumors Grow And Spread

Researchers think these fibers may be a new target for cancer-fighting drugs
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: cancer, prostate, angiogenesis, nerve fibers, drug development

To help itself grow, a tumor forms its own network of blood vessels for nutrient delivery. A number of cancer-fighting drugs aim to block this growth, called angiogenesis. Now, a team of researchers led by Paul S. Frenette and Claire Magnon of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City, has discovered that prostate cancer tumors grow, and even migrate in the body, with help from certain types of nerve . . .

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