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Breast Cancer: cancer stem cells explain the existence of different breast cancer types

January 8, 2010
Researchers at the IFOM-IEO Campus in Milan have discovered a new mechanism that sheds light on the origin and development of breast cancers: cancer stem cells are responsible for the onset and growth of breast cancers, and the number of cancer stem cells in a tumour determines its aggressiveness. The research was directed by Prof.s Pier Paolo Di Fiore and Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, and was performed by researchers affiliated with IFOM (FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation), IEO (European Institute of Oncology) and the University of Milan. The study will be published online today in the renowned scientific journal Cell.
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