New research shows the impact prostaglandin PGE2 has on the spread of CSCs to the liver. 'In cancer, the cells keep making PGE2 chronically, so it's like this wounding process that never heals. In doing so, it generates these cancer stem cells that promote cancer progression and metastatic spread', says lead author Ray DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. Credit: Michael Northrop, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

New Study Produces Links Between Inflammation And Colon Cancer Metastasis

Research study has identified for the first time the details of how inflammation triggers colon cancer cells to spread to other organs, or metastasize.

In this Tuesday Feb. 27, 2012 photo, a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, is shown for scale next to a lipstick container in Quincy, Mass., home. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. and other countries for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Obama Administration On Heroin Addiction: Treat It As A Public Health Problem

The Obama administration has a revolutionary plan to help law enforcement officials partner with health experts.