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Bone microenvironment fosters breast cancer metastatic behavior

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Molly Chu From: bcm.edu Two studies led by Baylor College of Medicine shed new light on the unanswered question of why estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer sometimes grows back in the bone and spreads to other tissues despite effective endocrine therapies directed at ER. Working with animal models that include patient tumor samples, the team discovered that the bone …