Hope for patients with most aggressive form of breast cancer

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Hope for patients with most aggressive form of breast cancer

A new way to block cancer growth in breast cancer is being explored.

Scientists have found a new way to slow the growth of the most aggressive type of breast cancer, it was announced today.

The treatment centres around the amount of oxygen inside a tumour, which is known to affect to affect survival rates.

Specifically, when a patient’s breast cancer is starved of oxygen it can be much more difficult to treat successfully.

That’s because the way cancer cells adapt to low oxygen changes their biology and makes them resistant to standard therapies.

When there are low levels of oxygen, tumour cells turn on specific genes which send signals for new blood vessels to supply them with fresh oxygen.

This gives cancer the nutrients it needs to grow and spread.

Read Full Article: Hope for patients with most aggressive form of breast cancer | Daily Mail Online

Read Full Article: Hope for patients with most aggressive form of breast cancer | Daily Mail Online

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