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Month: December 2016

Immune-Cell Traps May Aid Cancer Metastasis

Cancer cells are infamous for recruiting normal cells to help them grow and spread. Now a new study suggests that cancer cells may exploit a normal function of neutrophils, the most common form of white blood cell, to help form metastatic tumors.

Other studies have linked neutrophils to cancer metastasis and suggested how they might achieve this task. This new study, the authors believe, may help to fill in some of the blanks in this process.

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