Explained: How does cancer spread?

Cancer cells acquire new skills to break free of their environmental constraints and  spread to new locations in the body.

Once cancer metastasizes it sets the course for a deadly chain of events with few treatment options. Understanding how cancer cells mutate and spread to new locations in the body may offer clues to stopping metastasis before it even starts. 

Explore this interactive explainer article from Drug Discovery News to learn how cancer cells metastasize and spread, establishing new tumors in distant locations in the body.