What do breast cancer cells feel inside the tumor?

Using a new technique, a team of researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable ‚hot spots‘ of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumors. Their findings suggest, for the first time, that only very tiny regions of a tumor need to stiffen for metastasis to take place. Though still in its infancy, the researchers believe that their technique may prove useful in detecting and mapping the progression of aggressive cancers.

Quelle: Sciencedaily