Cancer cell invasion

Research finds that cancer cells of different sizes and stiffness are more invasive than a group of uniform cells

September 15, 2021
The Scitech

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have found that a rogue hunting party containing a mixture of different cancer cells is more invasive than a band of soldier-like uniform cells. Researchers ran computer models that they had developed and found that typically small and soft cells are most invasive. They also pointed out that smaller cells that resemble cancer stem cells are most often found at the forefront of invasion. Their study was published in The Company of Biologists’ Journal of Cell Science