First demonstration of a cancer arising from a single cell

February 4, 2016
Boston Children’s Hospital
Researchers have, for the first time, visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. Their work could change the way scientists understand melanoma and other cancers and could lead to new, early treatments before the cancer has taken hold.
Zebrafish, Danio rerio (stock image).
Credit: © mikhailg / Fotolia

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