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Drug-resistant Breast Cancer Cells

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Drug-resistant Breast Cancer Cells

Imperial College London
Drug-resistant breast cancer cells surrounded by non-resistant cells. The cell nucleus is shown in yellow, while the cell’s ‘scaffolding’ is shown in green and purple. Keratin-80 is shown in purple. Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered a 'switch' that helps breast cancer spread around the body.

The switch boosts production of a type of internal scaffolding, Keratin-80, helping the cancer cells to become more rigid and able to cell clumps that could travel around the body. Read more here: https://www.technologynetworks.com/cancer-research/news/genetic-switch-helps-breast-cancer-spread-319975
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Imperial College London


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