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BIG DATA HELPS IDENTIFY BETTER WAY TO RESEARCH BREAST CANCER’S SPREAD

In a new study, MSU researchers are analyzing large volumes of data to determine better research models to fight the spread of breast cancer and test potential drugs. 

This spreading, or metastasis, is the most common cause of cancer-related death, with around 90% of patients not surviving. To date, few drugs can treat cancer metastasis and knowing which step could go wrong in the drug discovery process can be a shot in the dark.

“The differences between cell lines and tumor samples have raised the critical question to what extent cell lines can capture the makeup of tumors,” said Bin Chen, senior author and assistant professor in the College of Human Medicine.

Read more - Better way to research breast cancer's spread. 

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