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2012-07-18 10:29:08

Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered. The studies, reported July 17 in PLoS Biology, demonstrate in mice that activation of the sympathetic nervous system — the "fight-or-flight" response to stress — primes the bone environment for breast cancer cell metastasis. The researchers were able to prevent breast cancer cell lesions in bone using propranolol, a cardiovascular medicine that inhibits...

2012-07-18 06:37:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Investigators from the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology have discovered that stress can promote the colonization of breast cancer cells in bone. Mice studies revealed that the activation of the sympathetic nervous system (the "fight or flight" response) primes the bone environment for breast cancer cell metastasis. Researchers were able to prevent breast cancer cell lesions in bone using propranolol, a cardiovascular medicine that inhibits sympathetic nervous...