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Memorial Sloan-Kettering study reveals mechanisms cancer cells use to establish metastatic brain tumors

  • Posted: February 28, 2014

New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain.

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