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Body's natural signal carriers can help melanoma spread

19:00 EST 15 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(University of Eastern Finland) A new study from Finland sheds fresh light on how melanoma cells interact with other cells via extracellular vesicles they secrete. The researchers found that extracellular vesicles secreted by melanoma cells use the so-called hedgehog signalling pathway to intensify the malignant properties of the cells they are targeting. The discovery can help in the development of better treatment and diagnostics for melanoma.

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