Anyone who has ever had a friend or family member die of ovarian cancer knows –it is a beast. Early detection is rare and survival rates are depressingly low.
New research out of Harvard helps explain why. From the Harvard news office:
A team led by Joan Brugge, the Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, recently shed light on how ovarian cancer spreads. In a paper to be published in the July issue of the journal Cancer Discovery, the newest journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Brugge and colleagues found that ovarian cancer cells act like bullies, using brute force to plow their way through tissue and colonize additional organs.