Cell replication by cancer cells is accelerated as compared with that by healthy cells
Cancer cells speed up cell division - cancer short science news

Cancer cells have been found to accelerate cell replication, leading to rapid tumor expansion. Using advanced microscopic imaging techniques, scientists observed that cancer cells duplicate their DNA a lot faster than healthy immune cells. This observation confirms that cancer cells escape from the tight regulation of cell division, and also that DNA replication does not take a fixed amount of time as previously thought. These data provide more insight into cancer, and could be important for the development of drugs to combat cancer, for instance with those that restore the regulatory machinery that normally keeps cell division in check.

Read the full story: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Scientific publication: Cell Cycle