Protons make tumor cells move like clockwork

  title={Protons make tumor cells move like clockwork},
  author={Christian M. Stock and Albrecht Schwab},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology},
Cancer accounts for 13% of the yearly total mortality worldwide. Most cancer deaths are the sequel of metastatic diseases rather than of primary tumor growth. Thus, the major challenge in tumor therapy is the tumor cells’ ability to metastasize. The extent to which a tumor metastasizes correlates with the tumor cells’ migratory activity. Tumor cell migration requires a coordinated formation and release of cell adhesion contacts, a controlled cytoskeletal dynamics, the digestion and… CONTINUE READING