University Hospital and Basel University
Basel University scientists have discovered a substance that inhibits the development and spread of metastases or secondary foci of malignant tumors that have been shown in the last stage of cancer.
According to MedicalXpress, carriers are responsible for 90% of cancer deaths. The cells express the spread of cancer cells through the bloodstream in new tissues away from the primary tumor and connect these cells together to form cluster sets that cause disease metastasis.
Researchers found that the key role in the formation of these groups is the mechanism of genetic control, which makes certain cancer cells similar to stem cells, which help to adhere to tissues and disintegration. The destruction of these clusters on individual cells has proven to inhibit the mechanism.
The researchers tested 2486 medical preparations approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found that the inhibitory substance Na + / K + ATPase tested individual sets of cells when testing laboratory mice. Researchers now plan to test them for breast cancer patients.