Texas A&M Research Explores How Melanoma Grows And Spreads

Source: TEXAS A&M TODAY, January 2021

The first step in treating cancer is understanding how it starts, grows and spreads throughout the body.

A relatively new cancer research approach is the study of metabolites, the products of different steps in cancer cell metabolism, and how those substances interact.

To date, research like this has focused mostly on cancerous tissues; however, normal tissues that surround tumors, known as the extratumoral microenvironment (EM), may have conditions favorable for tumor formation and should also be studied.

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