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Groundbreaking research allows scientists to visualise where aggressive skin cancer melanoma will spread, opening door for new treatments
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Groundbreaking research allows scientists to visualise where aggressive skin cancer melanoma will spread, opening door for new treatments

Scientists in Spain have found a way to detect skin cancer spread (metastasis) before the process even happens. The researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) developed special bioluminescent mice, called ‘MetAlert’ mice, which ‘glow’ to show how the skin cancer cells prepare the surrounding areas prior to beginning to metastasise.

The team also identified a protein called MIDKINE which is involved in metastasis and discovered that switching this protein off could be a potential way to treat skin cancer. These game-changing findings were recently published in prestigious journal NATURE and you can watch a short animated video demonstrating the key findings here

The full article can be read here 

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