Protein in breast cancer found to be essential for metastasis

3 Oct 2018 | Advanced breast cancer news

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and one in 30 is expected to die from it. Thus, understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms that cause breast tumors to become metastatic is critical for improved therapies and patient outcomes.

Now, investigators at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and University of Montreal have just uncovered an essential protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the development of metastases in the aggressive HER2-positive (HER+) breast cancer.

Read the full story on Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.

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