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Can White Blood Cells Spread Cancer?

Jul 5, 2013 (Science Friday) — Reporting in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Lorenzo Ferri of McGill University Health Centre and colleagues write of a new way that cancer might spread in the body. Working with mice, the researchers say they've shown that white blood cells, the body's main line of defense against infection, may aid in spreading cancer when an animal with the disease experiences a severe infection.

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