Friday, 12 December 2014

Narrow subset of cells is responsible for metastasis in multiple myeloma, study finds

Although it is among the most highly metastatic of all cancers, multiple myeloma is driven to spread by only a subset of the myeloma cells within a patient’s body, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found in a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The study suggests that attacking those subsets with targeted drugs may degrade the disease’s ability to spread throughout the bone marrow of affected patients. Read more here.

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