By Forming Clots in Tumors, Immune Cells Aid Lung Cancer’s Spread

July 3, 2018

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Chad Pecot, MD, report in the journal Nature Communications that for a particular subset of lung cancer tumors, there is a high prevalence of immune cells called inflammatory monocytes. These cells, which normally help to build clotting scaffolds to promote wound healing, also make it possible for tumor cells to migrate and spread to other parts of the body (Please click on headline to read full article).