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Summary: Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind the development of brain metastases in women with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Source: City of Hope.
Breast cancer cells express brain proteins to avoid natural defenses.
Ninety percent of cancer deaths are from cancer spread. Breast cancer patients, for example, typically do not die because cancer returns in their breast, they die because it spreads to other parts of their body. The most dangerous of which is the brain. Approximately 40 percent of all women with HER2-positive breast cancer will develop brain metastases. Now City of Hope researchers have found how this happens./.../