How cancer cells communicate -- and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka

published 3 months ago by TED Conferences LLC

When cancer cells are closely packed together in a tumor, they're able to communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the body. What if we could interrupt this process? In this accessible talk about cutting-edge science, Hasini Jayatilaka shares her work on an innovative method to stop cancer cells from communicating -- and halt their fatal ability to spread.

And so it's a devastating disease that takes an enormous emotional toll not only on the patient but the patient's loved ones as well. It is a battle that the human race has been fighting for centuries and while we've made some advancements we still haven't beaten it. 2 out of 5 people in the US will develop cancer in their lifetime. Of those 90 percent was a calm to the disease due to metastasis. Metastasis is the spread of cancer from a primary site to a distant site through the secular treat all the lymphatic system. For instance a female patient with breast cancer ...

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