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Evolution after tumour spread

A genetic study of brain cancers in mice and humans reveals distinct mutations in primary tumours and their metastases, suggesting that the two disease 'compartments' may require different treatments.

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Figure 1: A bi-compartmental genetic model of cancer metastasis.


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Clifford, S. Evolution after tumour spread. Nature 482, 481–482 (2012).

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