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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dormant Cancer Cells Metastasizing

Caption: A new study shows that stable microvasculature constitutes a dormant niche for disseminated breast cancer cells, whereas a sprouting neovasculature (green points) promotes breast tumor cell growth.

Credit: (Image courtesy of Ghajar and Bissell)

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