Friday, July 27, 2012

Found: Gene that spreads breast cancer

Scientists claimed to have discovered the gene that encourages the spread of breast cancer, paving way for treatments for the disease.
The discovery of the gene, RhoC, could lead to new ways to target the behaviour of these cancer cells, scientists claimed. Chemotherapy often stops working because it doesn't kill cancer stem cells that fuel spread of tumours, the Daily Mail reported. RhoC has been shown to promote metastasis, spread of cancer cells to distant organs, including the bone which is more likely to kill them than a primary breast tumour.

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