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Ovarian cancer cells are more aggressive on soft tissues
May 8, 2014
When ovarian cancer spreads from the ovaries, it almost always does so to a layer of fatty tissue that lines the gut. A new study has found that ovarian cancer cells are more aggressive on these soft tissues due to the mechanical properties of this environment. The finding is contrary to what is seen with other malignant cancer cells that seem to prefer stiffer tissues.
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