Identifying the metastatic seeds of breast cancer

Two studies show that circulating tumor cells from breast cancer patients give rise to metastases in mice.

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Figure 1: Different populations of human breast cancer CTCs can induce metastasis in mice.

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Kuo, A., Clarke, M. Identifying the metastatic seeds of breast cancer. Nat Biotechnol 31, 504–505 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2599

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