//Tag: metastasis

The liver, a fertile soil for metastases

The metastases of several types of cancers often take root within the liver, a phenomenon which is generally associated with a low level of survival. Recent work suggests that this preferential localization is caused by the pro-inflammatory action of hepatic cells which create a welcoming environment ideal for the establishment and growth of metastases. Download the column

2019-05-31T13:54:59-04:0027-May-2019|Tags: , , , |

Cancer recurrence: the role of inflammation

Cancer cells which survive therapeutic treatments can remain for many years in a latent state before returning in force as metastases. According to a recent study, the “awakening” of these cells is caused by the presence of inflammatory conditions which modify the environment around the latent tumors and provide them with the conditions necessary for their growth. Download the column

2019-01-21T10:02:54-04:0014-Jan-2019|Tags: , , , |