Cancer is a disease that is caused by the abnormal growth of cells. These abnormal cells can grow and divide uncontrollably, and they can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also metastasize, which means that they can spread to other parts of the body.
Recent studies have shown that cancer cells exposed to high viscosity move better and their metastatic potential increases. This is because high viscosity provides a more efficient medium for cancer cell movement. In addition, high viscosity inhibits the ability of the body to repair damage to the cells, which allows cancer cells to proliferate unchecked.
These findings have important implications for the treatment of cancer. They suggest that drugs that increase the viscosity of the body’s fluids could be used to prevent cancer metastasis. In addition, these drugs could also be used to make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Further research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the best way to use this information to treat cancer. However, the findings of this study provide a promising new avenue for the treatment of this devastating disease.
Cancer cells are able to move more easily and their metastatic potential increases when they are exposed to high viscosity. This finding was made by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and was published in the journal Cell Reports.
The study looked at different types of cancer cells and found that those exposed to high viscosity moved more quickly than those in low viscosity. The cancer cells also showed increased levels of a protein that helps them to metastasize.
This research could have implications for the treatment of cancer. If high viscosity makes cancer cells move more quickly and increases their metastatic potential, then treatments that reduce the viscosity of the tumor could be beneficial.
The researchers are now working on a clinical trial to test a viscosity-reducing treatment in patients with advanced cancer. If this treatment is successful, it could improve the prognosis for patients with this disease.