Category Archives: neural regulation

Study shows that neurons support cancer growth throughout the body.

It is known that cancer cells rely on the healthy cells which surround them for sustenance. Tumours reroute blood vessels to nourish themselves, secrete chemicals which scramble immune responses, and recruit, then manipulate neurons for their own gain.  Direct growth-promoting effects of neurons in the tumour microenvironment have been described for an increasing list of cancers, with tumour innervation emerging

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