How can we study cancer more accurately?

Reading time: 3 minutes Rachel Cherney If you have read other articles on Oncobites, you know that cancer is a collection of many diseases, and these diseases are complex. Cancer cells don’t live on their own; rather, they live among the normal tissue cells, immune cells, and bacteria in your body. Additionally, cancer cells can... Continue Reading →

The Double-Edged Sword of Collagen

Reading time: 4 minutes Sara Musetti If you’ve heard of collagen, it’s likely been in articles raving about its benefits. Maybe it was in the recent collagen broth craze, when everyone from Halle Berry to Dr. Oz claimed that the collagen in bone broth could prevent aging, improve your hair, cure arthritis, and so on.... Continue Reading →

The Many Faces of Tumor Scavenging

Reading time: 8 minutes Alex S. Woodell Prologue   The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a desolate place. Nutrients are sparse, and living conditions are hostile for the resident cells. This poorly perfused, alien landscape is filled with leaky, tortuous vessels. The interstitial fluid pressure is high, severely compromising nutrient delivery mechanisms. It’s not a place... Continue Reading →

Bone found to abet Lung Cancer

Natasha Vinod Rudolph Virchow was one of the first physicians to study diseases from the standpoint of cells. He applied his cell theory “Omnis cellula e cellula” ("every cell originates from another cell") to the study of cancer and reasoned that cancer results from the failure of the regulatory mechanism of the cells to control... Continue Reading →

What exactly is cancer?

Sara Musetti I came to a realization this week. Here at OncoBites, we made a cancer research blog and then… forgot to tell our readers what cancer is. And I know, most of you reading are thinking “I know what cancer is!” because you read about it all the time. And maybe, if you’re a... Continue Reading →

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