University of Michigan Researchers Find Genetic Rearrangements Driving 5 to 7 Percent of Breast Cancers  
11/22/2011 6:45:54 AM

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered two cancer-spurring gene rearrangements that may trigger 5 to 7 percent of all breast cancers. These types of genetic recombinations have previously been linked to blood cancers and rare soft-tissue tumors, but are beginning to be discovered in common solid tumors, including a large subset of prostate cancers and some lung cancers.