Cancer's one-way ticket to the brain

 作者:皋惯棣     |      日期:2019-03-01 02:07:02
HOW do cancer cells get into the brain? A “ticket” made of three genes seems to grant them access in mice. The discovery could one day lead to drugs that cancel out a similar ticket in people. Around 10 per cent of people whose cancer has metastasised, or spread beyond the original site, develop brain tumours. But it’s a mystery how cancer cells get past the “blood-brain barrier”, which prevents the passage of most cells. To investigate,