Identification Of 5 Genes Involved In The Metastasis Of Breast Tumors To The Lung

Friday, June 20, 2008 - 12:28 in Health & Medicine

Scientists have identified five genes involve in the metastasis of breast tumors to the lung. Of the five genes identified, the Tenascina-C gene seems to be a good therapeutic target for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. In fact, the blocking of the expression of this gene in the animal model enabled a significant reduction, both in tumour growth and in the incidence of pulmonary metastasis.

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