This new switch may control aggressive breast cancer

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New Delhi, Sept 01 (ANI): A master switch has been found by a team at the Salk Institute which can control tumor cells from making aggressive cancers difficult to treat. The gene Sox10 controls the growth and invasion of difficult to treat breast cancers. It was discovered that aggressive breast cancers return to a flexible, earlier state found in fetal breast tissue. This cellular reprogramming may be the key to cancer's ability to form new cell types, evolve drug resistance and metastasize to other locations in the body.

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