Possible target for treating breast cancer that’s spread to brain found in mice

Anne Li                                      6/4/17


A molecule that could help tackle a certain type of breast cancer after it has spread to the brain has been identified in mice, according to a new study. The research, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggests why drugs used to treat a certain type of breast cancer, called HER-2 positive breast cancer, that has spread to the brain, don’t work. The researchers found that, in mice, breast cancer that spread to the brain was different to that which spread to other parts of the body. Tumours that went to the brain were unaffected by a drug that targets a certain set of molecules involved in tumour growth, while it shrank tumours in the rest of the body.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-05-30-possible-target-for-treating-breast-cancer-thats-spread-to-brain-found-in-mice


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