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Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize

Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize.

Jul 09, 2014
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Same cancer, different time zone

Just as no two people possess the same genetic makeup, a recent study has shown that no two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have an identical genome.

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New skin gel fights breast cancer without blood clot risk

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women ...

Jul 15, 2014
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Tuberculosis protein helps spot breast cancer's signals

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have used a protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacterium that causes most cases of tuberculosis – to unravel the signals produced by cancer from those of healthy cells.

Jul 01, 2014
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Breast

The breast is the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate, in left and right sides, which in a female contains the mammary gland that secretes milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty, female sex hormones, mainly estrogen, promote breast development which does not occur in men due to the higher level of testosterone. As a result, women's breasts become far more prominent than those of men.

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