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Key to breast cancer treatment found in overactive gene

2nd June 2011

Scientists have said that they believe a network of overactive genes drives one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer and that the discovery could lead to new therapies for ‘triple-negative’ cancers, which affect around one in seven women with the disease and fail to respond to most treatments.

The charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer said the research from the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston, US, was “very exciting” and that new treatments for triple-negative breast cancer were urgently needed. The research is reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

 

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