Stress Plays Key Role in Cancer Spread

Researchers uncovered how stress can significantly increase cancer metastasis through the activation of white blood cells known as neutrophils, which create web-like structures promoting cancer spread. By simulating chronic stress in mice, the team observed a dramatic increase in metastatic lesions, linking stress hormones to the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) that foster a metastasis-friendly environment.