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  • Posted: 11/05/2013

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NCI Cancer Center News

Mutations linked to breast cancer treatment resistance

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a type of mutation that develops after breast cancer patients take anti-estrogen therapies. The mutations explain one reason why patients often become resistant to this therapy.

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