Research brief: Stress speeds cancer growth

Hormones released during stressful events may speed up the growth of cancer, according to US researchers.

They found exposure to the stress hormone noradrenaline led to tumour cells releasing two compounds that enabled them to move more easily into the bloodstream (Cancer Research Online).

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