Lower myoferlin levels may help prevent breast cancer from spreading

03/3/2014 | Medical News Today

Lower levels of myoferlin in breast cancer cells may reduce the spread of the disease, a new study suggests. In an experiment, mice implanted with triple-negative breast cancer cells that could not produce myoferlin developed small tumors with non-migrating cells, while those with the protein developed larger, irregular masses and had cancer cells spread to the surrounding tissue, according to details in the journal PLOS One. The results may lead to individualized treatments based on protein levels and mechanical properties of patients' breast cancer cells.

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