Out of the body and into bone-in culture: new technique tests drugs for metastatic cancer
Articles / breast cancer / Metastasis

Out of the body and into bone-in culture: new technique tests drugs for metastatic cancer

For many cancer patients, the problem is metastasis – the dissemination of tumor cells to other organs – after the primary tumor has been eliminated. Metastases, however, tend to respond differently than the primary tumor to the treatment in part due to residing in a different organ with a different microenvironment. Recreating biological microenvironments in … Continue reading

Mutated genes and rogue proteins can reveal new ways to treat breast cancer
Articles / breast cancer / personalized treatments

Mutated genes and rogue proteins can reveal new ways to treat breast cancer

Scientists are puzzled by mysteries such as, why a certain drug that induced one tumor to shrink in one patient did not affect the growth of a similar tumor in another patient? Each person’s cancer has a particular molecular signature that drives tumor growth, and identifying this signature can lead to personalized treatments that potentially … Continue reading