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Lymphatic Vessels Unexpectedly Promote the Spread of Cancer Metastases

Lymph vessels in the lungs (green) increase the spread of metastatic melanoma cells (red). (Image: Science Advances / Michael Detmar Group)

Lymphatic vessels actively contribute to the spread of cancer metastases from various organs. This unexpected realisation is the result of a joint study by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich as part of the research initiative Skintegrity.