Protein fuels inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors

Separate studies published online on February 21 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org) identify a protein that drives tumor-promoting inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors.
Inflammatory reactions come in several flavors –…

Overabundance of protein expands breast cancer stem cells

HOUSTON – An essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer stem cells when it’s overproduced in those cells, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the February editi…

Breast cancer cells outsmart the immune system and thrive

Scientists discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote tumor growth, providing a fresh treatment target in the fight against the disease. While comparable mechanisms to avoid the immune system have been identified in…

Scientists find stem cells in human breast cancer

Of all the neoplastic cells in human breast cancers, only a small minority – perhaps as few as one in 100 – appear to be capable of forming new malignant tumors, according to just-published research by scientists in the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The discovery could help researchers zero in on the most dangerous cancer cells to develop new, more effective treatments.

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