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Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News website

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The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.

Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.

The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the spread of skin cancers to the lungs. Read more. 

Published by BBC News January 12, 2017

 


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