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Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists are constantly looking for new ways to improve cancer treatment, particularly for aggressive tumours. But spotting which cancers are aggressive when they're first diagnosed can be tough, particularly in prostate cancer.  "One of the biggest challenges so far in prostate cancer has been how to stratify patients," says Dr. Esther Baena, who studies prostate cancer biology at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.  According to Baena, 1 in 5 men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of their cancer spreading to other parts of the body despite treatment. And she thinks this could be in part due to a hardy group of prostate cancer cells that are resistant to available therapies.  Read more...

 

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