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Technology sheds light on the dark side of cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. According to data from the World Health Organization, 14 million new cases were detected in 2012 and more than eight million individuals died from a malignant tumor. Today, the main challenge faced by oncology is the therapeutic approach to metastasis, a problem known for decades, which is still the top cause of mortality within this wide range of diseases.