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Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize

11/28/2017

Image: breast cancer cell; Copyright: University of California San Diego

This is a Breast cancer cell are grown in a highly dense 3-D collagen matrix. After 7 days the cells form networks that resemble the early stages of blood vessel development. Similar structures have been observed in tumor patient samples and have been referred to as vasculogenic mimicry.