Pharmacy Times: Hierarchy of breast cancer cells

It may take cells in different stages of development to cause breast cancer to progress and spread, according to recent University of Cincinnati research published in the journal eLife.

The findings demonstrated the importance of accounting for specific cell states present in a tumor in order to determine the appropriate combination of drugs necessary to eliminate all the cell states present and halt treatment resistance. The study was led by author Syn Yeo, PhD, research instructor in the department of cancer biology.

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