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Animal research, Health, Scientific progress

10 - 06 - 2016

Adipose cells make cancers more aggressive

Researchers from the CNRS and the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, have identified in mice and humans a link between obesity and cancer aggressiveness: exosomes. Indeed, when tumour cells capture exosomes – vesicles shed by fat cells in their environment – they produce energy and become more aggressive (most likely to invade tissues). This discovery opens new avenues for cancer treatment.