Medical research

Breast cancer: Why metastasis spreads to the bone

When cancer cells break away from a primary tumor and migrate to other organs, this is called "metastatic cancer." The organs affected by these metastases, however, depend in part on their tissue of origin. In the case of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research reveals why more Black women die from breast cancer

New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys has revealed significant molecular differences between the breast cells of white and Black women that help explain why Black women experience higher breast cancer mortality. The findings, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Chemotherapy with a reduction of negative consequences

Cancer metastases, the main cause of cancer-related mortality, are sometimes triggered by successful chemotherapy. A research group at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine analyzed this phenomenon and demonstrated ways of intervening ...

Oncology & Cancer

In breast cancer, the best defense is a strong offense

Your immune system is constantly patrolling your body to keep you healthy. Sometimes, immune cells are also called into action to address a potential problem. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Associate Professor Camila ...

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Breast

The breast is the upper ventral region of an animal’s torso, particularly that of mammals, including human beings. The breasts of a female primate’s body contain the mammary glands, which secrete milk used to feed infants.

Both men and women develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. However, at puberty female sex hormones, mainly estrogens, promote breast development, which does not happen with men. As a result women's breasts become more prominent than men's.

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