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Fox Chase researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer

  • Posted: April 6, 2012

In an effort to better understand the biology of inflammatory breast cancer, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have developed a new cell and animal model that holds promise for providing a detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease and for developing effective interventions... The model recapitulates the aggressive metastasis and cancer stem cell activity associated with poor outcomes in patients with inflammatory breast cancer.

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