breast cancer

Enzyme affects tumor metastasis

A protein that degrades the “matrix” between cells participates in the development of lung metastases from primary breast cancer in mouse models and may be a good target for breast cancer treatment.

Deciphering DNA code

Gene mutation linked to breast cancer therapy resistance

A group of Vanderbilt-led investigators has identified a new gene mutation that may explain why some breast cancer patients do not respond to anti-hormone therapy.

More breast cancer patients opting for mastectomy, Vanderbilt study finds

mother and baby

Potential therapy for postpartum breast cancer investigated

Nearly 25 percent of all breast cancers among premenopausal women occur within two to five years following a pregnancy.

Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new “tumor-in-a-dish” technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

red laser beam

Optical imaging in drug therapy screens

A non-invasive imaging tool could test potential cancer therapies quickly to personalize therapy for patients.

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