Medical research

Bone microenvironment fosters breast cancer metastatic behavior

Two studies led by Baylor College of Medicine shed new light on the unanswered question of why estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer sometimes grows back in the bone and spreads to other tissues despite effective ...

Oncology & Cancer

Machine learning can identify cancerous cells by their acidity

Cancerous cells exhibit several key differences from healthy cells that help identify them as dangerous. For instance, the pH—the level of acidity—within a cancerous cell is not the same as the pH within a healthy cell.

Oncology & Cancer

New insight into how cancer spreads

Breast cancer is harmful enough on its own, but when cancer cells start to metastasize—or spread into the body from their original location—the disease becomes even more fatal and difficult to treat.

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