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Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

Researchers in Spain have taken a key step in unraveling one of nature’s most malignant mysteries: How do cancerous tumor cells that establish a beachhead in one organ strike out in search of new territory to colonize?

And more important, how might they be stopped?

Some answers to those questions came Wednesday in a study published in the journal Nature. In a series of experiments using human oral cancer cells implanted in mice, scientists at Barcelona's Institute for Research in Biomedicine focused on a single protein that sits on the surface of some cancer cells.

Known only...

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