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Scientists Develop Model that Advances Understanding of the Process of Cancer Metastasis

Tumor cells were delivered to mice by tail-vein injection.

Metastasis of a tumor from its primary site to other parts of the body continues to be the main reason why people die from cancer. In a new technical advance, NCI scientists have successfully designed, implemented, and validated a model that allows scientists to explore—in real-time—the progression of cancer as it metastasizes in the mouse lung. Understanding the mechanisms of how metastasis works is an important step in stopping its progression.