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2013-04-11 10:31:27

Some breast tumor circulating cells in the bloodstream are marked by a constellation of biomarkers that identify them as those destined to seed the brain with a deadly spread of cancer, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Science Translational Medicine. "What prompted us to initiate this study was our desire to understand the characteristics of these cells," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology at BCM,...

2011-04-19 16:51:51

A $300,000 two-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women will help researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine determine how breast cancer cells spread from the breast and target the brain. "This a very serious, and most fatal aspect of breast cancer. Presently, we cannot cure it," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology and immunology at BCM, and the principal investigator of the project.Seeds of cancer metastasis Marchetti directs...

2011-02-10 16:48:26

A small piece of genetic material stops the activity of an enzyme known to promote the spread of breast tumors to the brain, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. "We have shown that the enzyme heparanase is an important mediator of brain metastasis (breast cancer spread to the brain)," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, lead author and professor of pathology and immunology, cell and molecular biology at BCM and member of the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at the...

2010-02-18 08:55:20

The enzyme heparanase plays a critical role in the spread of breast cancer cells to the brain, and, as such, is a promising target for future treatment, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California "“ Los Angeles, in a report in the current issue of the American Association of Cancer Research journal Molecular Cancer Research. Allows cells to enter circulation, increases proliferation The activity of this enzyme, which degrades the extracellular...


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