Despite treatment advances for adolescents and young adults with cancer, they still experience a higher rate of hospitalizations than the general public.
Receptors that mediate activity of the female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) interact with DNA to control the growth of a large majority of breast cancers, research indicates.
Results of blood tests to detect DNA shed from tumors were found to predict cancer recurrence far earlier than standard imaging methods.
The protein keratin 17 is not just a biomarker for the disease, but may play a larger role in tumor growth.
A simple protein may enable cancer cells to endure the rigors encountered during metastasis.