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Over a third of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread

4 November 2009

Research published this week in Annals of Oncology found that over a third of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread. Scientists from the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit at the University of Edinburgh analysed 211 tumours which had spread from the breast to the lymph nodes, in the armpit. This is where breast cancer cells usually spread to first. In the largest study of its kind they found that in 82 (39%) cases the disease in the lymph nodes had changed type.

Read the full article online here.

Published in Annals of Oncology, Advance Access, 3 November 2009.

Read the full press release issued by Breakthrough Breast cancer here.