How Body Fights to Control Spread of Cancer

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Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found how two molecules fight in the blood to control the spread of cancer cells.


Researchers discovered that a large protein, which forms a protective shield around cancer cells and prevents them from causing secondary tumours, is attacked by a small protein that exists in the blood.

In diseases such as breast, lung and colorectal cancer, infected cells lose growth control and eventually form tumours at these sites.

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