Breast cancer researchers identify genetic ‘switch’

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Queensland scientists have identified a genetic “switch” that indicates whether breast cancer is aggressive and likely to spread.

The discovery may provide a clearer prognosis for breast cancerpatients and pave the way for new treatments.

Teams from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Institute of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland have found a particular RNA (ribonucleic acid) molecule goes missing in aggressive cancers.

QIMR Berghofer’s Dr Nicole Cloonan says the discovery will make it easier to identify aggressive tumours.

Read the full, original story here: Breast cancer researchers identify genetic ‘switch’

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