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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.
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.
A small piece of genetic material stops the activity of an enzyme known to promote the spread of breast tumors to the brain.
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 â€“ Los Angeles, in a report in the current issue of the American Association of Cancer Research journal Molecular Cancer Research.
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