Pink Pack: Key enzyme discovered in breast cancer

Reported by Frances Weller - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Every month WECT reminds female viewers to do their self breast exams in efforts to catch breast cancer early on.

Researchers have reportedly spotted key signals that help breast cancer cells survive in bone marrow of patients who've undergone treatment, which could lead to new treatments to prevent breast cancer from coming back.

Researchers analyzed samples from more than 600 breast tumors and found that a cancer-related enzyme called SRC was associated with late-onset bone metastasis.

This finding reportedly provides insight into why breast cancer spreads and offers strategies on how to stop it.

The complete study can be found in the journal Cancer Cell.

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