Five of the latest Oncologic stem cells discoveries

Oncologic stem cells have been identified in many malignancies, and targeting these cells could help in the fight against cancer. Here are five of the most recent findings regarding cancer stem cells. Scientists investigating oncologic processes may encounter Oncologic stem cells. These cells can induce a tumour to become more aggressive, but because of this also present as a potential drug target. Here, Drug Target Review lists five of the...

Study shows lactate may prompt cancer formation

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2020) - A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Oncology. "We discovered that lactate is a catalyst that triggers a mechanism in mutated cells necessary to continue the cancer forming process," said...

How Cancer Arises and What are the Cancer Drivers ?

Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, it is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide due to several Cancer Drivers in the body and environment. Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents. They can also arise during a person’s lifetime as a result of errors that occur as cells divide or because of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures....

What are the Differences between Cancer Cells and Normal Cells?

Cancer cells differ from normal cells in many ways that allow them to grow out of control and become invasive. One important difference is that cancer cells are less specialized than normal cells. That is, whereas normal cells mature into very distinct cell types with specific functions, cancer cells do not. This is one reason that, unlike normal cells, cancer cells continue to divide without stopping. In addition, cancer cells are able to...

What is Cancer ? Understanding the Basics of Cancer

What is Cancer? Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. Throughout our lives, healthy cells in our bodies divide and replace themselves in a controlled fashion. Cancer starts when...

All Tissue Mutations and Changes Are Not Cancer

Not all Mutations and Changes in the body’s tissues are related to cancer. Some tissue mutations and changes may develop into cancer if they are not treated, however. Here are some examples of tissue changes that are not cancer but, in some cases, are monitored: Hyperplasia occurs when cells within a tissue divide faster than normal and extra cells build up, or proliferate. However, the cells and the way the tissue is organized look normal...

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