‘Fertilizing’ Bone Marrow Helps Explain Why Some Cancer Spreads To Bones

Researchers found that administering a common chemotherapy drug before bone tumors took root actually fertilized the bone marrow, enabling cancer cells, once introduced, to seed and grow more easily.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2012

New study about diagnosis of childhood depression from scientists at WSU. (File Photo)

Wayne State Research To Shed Light On Bone Metastasis In Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most frequent and second deadliest cancer men face. A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received $363,660 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for a project that aims to learn more about the deadly spread of prostate cancer into the bones.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2012

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UM Study Finds New Way To Identify Patients With Increased Risk From Throat Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a new indicator that may predict which patients with a common type of throat cancer are most likely have the cancer spread to other parts of their bodies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2012

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New UM Technique Could Help Tell How Cancer Spreads

A technique developed at the University of Michigan that lets researchers monitor single cancer cells in real time as they float in liquid could help doctors study the breakaway tumor cells that cause metastasis, the process of cancer spreading through the body.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

Karmanos Cancer Institute. (File)

Karmanos Scientists Explore Role of Tumor Suppressor Gene

Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented scientific findings at the American Association for Cancer Research’s 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 that detail the role of a human tumor suppressor gene and its role in inhibiting prostate cancer metastasis to the bone.


A scanning electron microscope picture of a cancer cell. Uncredited photo from Wikimedia Commons

Wayne State Study Shows Cancer Spread A Mechanical Matter

A Wayne State University researcher, however, is expanding the scientific understanding of what makes malignant tumors spread, and the answer lies within the dense, fibrous matrix that surrounds cancer cells.