May 10, 2010

Key Mechanism Identified in Metastatic Breast Cancer

I receive a weekly Google Alert for metastatic breast cancer and every so often something really intriguing comes my way. In this article, Key Mechanism Identified in Metastatic Breast Cancer, "scientists at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have identified a key molecular mechanism in breast cancer that enables tumor cells to spread to adjacent or distant parts of the body in a process called metastasis. This finding opens the way to new lines of research aimed at developing treatments for metastatic breast cancer."

We all know that there is a lot of research on early stage breast cancer, not so much on stage IV or metastatic disease. The fact that something entirely new has come up only serves to reinforce what Dr. Goldberg is always telling me: that I just have to live long enough for the next new thing to come down the "highway."

To read the whole article, click here.

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