Stanford data scientists have shown that figuring out a single number can help them find the most dangerous cancer cells.
Many treatments against cancer, such as TRAIL, aim to trigger a type of cell death known as apoptosis. A team at IRB Barcelona, headed by Antonio Zorzano, has demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 induces apoptosis in chemotherapy treatments.
A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements. The discovery could have a major impact on millions of people undergoing therapies to prevent the spread of cancer within the body.