How Breast Cancer Cells Damage Bones, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Study

Published: Jul 23, 2012

Researchers working in Australia have found that certain breast cancer cells are able to switch off the gene that is responsible for causing the production of interferon, an immunity response protein that the body uses to fight off viral and bacterial infections. Because of this, the team writes in their paper published in Nature Medicine, cancer cells are able to spread to other parts of the body, particularly bone, without being attacked by the immune system.

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