The Switch That Might Tame the Most Aggressive of Breast Cancers

March 30, 2015

(Medical Xpress) – Australian researchers have found that so-called ‘triple-negative breast cancers’ are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types. This helps explain why survival prospects for women with the diagnosis tend to be either very good or very bad. The Sydney-based research team has found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hopes to find a way to ‘switch it off’.