Pattern of genetic 'switches' found
Brain Tumour Research news:
Pattern of genetic 'switches' found to help identify reasons why 30% of breast cancers spread to the brain
Researchers at the University of Wolverhampton have studied 24 breast cancers that had spread to the brain and found a pattern - a handful of genes with faulty switches.
We have long spoken about the fact that 30% of breast cancers spread to the brain. This breakthrough could mean that the risk can be assessed at a much earlier stage and so caught, before the cancer metastases from primary breast cancer to secondary cancer in the brain.
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