Breast cancer cells 'stick together' to spread through the body during metastasis

Published: 10/09/2019
Breast cancer cells 'stick together' to spread through the body during metastasis
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Researchers have discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through the body and form new tumors, a process termed metastasis. Their conclusions, obtained through laboratory experiments and in mouse models, help explain how metastasis works in the most common form of breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma. E-cadherin appears to limit

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