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Case Western researchers discover new molecule linked to late-stage breast cancer

  • Posted: December 18, 2012

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a molecule linked to more aggressive forms of breast cancer... Until this study, the ribonucleic acid molecule called miR-181a had never before been tied to breast cancer metastasis. But when scientists found elevated levels of the molecule in late-stage breast cancer tissues, they in turn tested an inhibitor in mouse models.

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