Invaders in Action: Ovarian Cancer Cells Bully Their Way Through Tissue

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 published in June 2011 in the journal Cancer Discovery, Brugge and colleagues found that ovarian cancer cells act like bullies, using brute force to plow their way through tissue and colonize additional organs.

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