Scientists Discover That Healthy Cells Follow Diseased Ones Around The Body, Paving The Way For A Cure
” Scientists believe they may have finally discovered why cancer spreads – a finding which could be vital in developing a cure.
In a major breakthrough which could save millions of lives, a study has identified a mechanism known as the ‘chase and run’ effect, where diseased and healthy cells follow each other around the body.
The discovery, by researchers at University College London, may lead to a revolutionary therapy that blocks the action and keeps tumours in one place.
The researchers claim it will be ‘relatively easy’ to stop the ‘chase and run’ effect.
Cancer claims more than 150,000 lives each year in the UK, but study spokesman Professor Roberto Mayor said: ‘Most deaths are not due to the formation of the primary tumour.”
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