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Cancer biology

Emissaries set up new sites

The capacity of tumours to spread to other organs is one of their most dangerous attributes. A study of how cancer cells settle in new places shows that they send out envoys to prepare the ground for them.

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Figure 1: The experiments of Kaplan and colleagues3.


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Steeg, P. Emissaries set up new sites. Nature 438, 750–751 (2005).

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