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Pressure keeps cancer in check

Physically confining malignant cells prevents runaway growth

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8:32pm, December 18, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — Putting the squeeze on lab-grown tumor cells makes them behave like healthy ones, a new study shows. The discovery won’t lead to treatments that poke and prod tumors in patients, but it might help researchers develop new drugs that keep mutated cells from growing out of control.

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