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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism

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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the U.S. has found evidence that suggests administering chemotherapy to breast cancer patients prior to surgery can put them at increased risk for metastasis. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes how they followed the treatment of 20 cancer patients and tested them for structures in the blood that indicate a higher risk for cancer spreading and what they found.
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