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Tool to categorize breast cancer tumors also work to classify prostate tumors

Clearly the breast and the prostate tissues are not similar organs, but cancers in these tissues are both driven by hormones – estrogen in breast cancer and androgens in prostate cancer. New research by Shuang Zhao and colleagues in the lab of Dr. Felix Feng at the University of Michigan and University of California, San Francisco shows that at the gene level, like breast cancer, prostate tumors can be subdivided into... Read More

Study in mice shows metastasis path of breast cancer to lung

Identifying how cancer cells migrate or metastasize throughout the body has been a central question in cancer research. In a paper published in Plos Biology on December 30, 2015 by Dr Gallego-Ortega and colleagues provides one route that cancer cells may take when moving from the breast to the lung. It seems, though, that this particular route happens in a small subset of breast cancers called Luminal A cells. Their... Read More

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