Latest Breast cancer metastasis Stories

2009-07-06 13:37:12

New research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) sheds light on a genetic function that gives breast cancer cells the ability to survive and spread to the bone years after treatment has been administered.

2009-07-01 12:19:59

New research at Rhode Island Hospital has uncovered the biological effects of a novel membrane estrogen receptor, a finding that has potential implications for hormonal therapy for breast cancer.

2009-07-01 07:15:51

Researchers have identified a protein released by dying brain tumor cells that provides an effective way to gauge the effectiveness of a novel gene therapy treatment for brain cancer. The finding paves the way for a Phase 1 clinical trial expected to begin in late 2009.

2009-06-23 09:45:39

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have isolated a potent inhibitor of tumor metastasis made by tumor cells, one that could potentially be harnessed as a cancer treatment.

2009-06-17 12:58:41

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2009-06-16 08:00:17

A low cellular level of a tiny fragment of RNA appears to increase the spread of breast cancer in mouse models of the disease, according to researchers at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

2009-06-09 09:24:42

As survival rates among some patients with cancer continue to rise, so does the spread of these cancers to the brain – as much as 40 percent of all diagnosed brain cancers are considered metastatic, having spread from a primary cancer elsewhere in the body.

2009-05-19 14:20:17

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a gene signature that may help predict clinical outcomes in certain types of breast cancer.

2009-05-07 08:07:39

Researchers have discovered a trio of genes that could reveal why cancer cells move around in the body.

2009-04-16 15:44:50

By combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom compound already being investigated for treating brain cancer, University of Washington researchers found they could cut the spread of cancerous cells by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent for the scorpion venom alone.

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