Novel Technique Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

Novel Technique Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis
shutterstock_171524975Even though medical evolution has allowed an increase in breast cancer survival over the years, there are still a significant percentage of women, 10 to 15%, that suffer from breast cancer metastasis including brain metastasis. In a recent study titled “A novel preclinical method to quantitatively evaluate early-stage metastatic events at the murine blood-brain barrier,” published in Cancer Prevention Research, a team of researchers aimed to understand the reasons behind breast cancer brain metastasis, which can eventually lead to the development of a strategy to lower the risk of this biological phenomenon. “Unfortunately, the rate of secondary breast tumors in the brain is now threefold higher than it was 10 years ago. Once a woman has a brain tumor coming from the breast, we have few effective therapies”, lead author Paul Lockman, Ph.D., B.S.N., the inaugural Douglas D. Glover Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and associate director for translational research at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, said in a news release. Current
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