Journal article

Exit Stage Left: A Tumor Cell's Journey from Lymph Node to Beyond

Marc G Achen, Steven A Stacker

TRENDS IN CANCER | CELL PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Even though we have known for over 250 years that cancers spread to regional lymph nodes (LNs) and distant organs, the fundamental question of which anatomical routes are taken by tumor cells has remained a mystery. Two recently published papers in Science, by Pereira et al. and Brown et al., directly address this important issue in tumor biology by assessing the capacity of tumor cells in LNs to spread to distant sites.