Over the past 40 years there have been some ground-breaking discoveries in breast cancer research. For many of these, the journey is one that spans decades, beginning with scientists trying to understand the basic biology of human cells in the lab, and finishing with a plethora of clinical trials and health policy debates that have transformed how doctors treat breast cancer. In this blog we take a brief look at three of the biggest discoveries. All of these started with a bright idea in a lab and countless hours of research before they reached the clinic.
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One in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. For nearly 30 percent of them, the cancer will spread, or metastasize. While there has been significant progress in early detection and treatment for primary breast cancer, advances in treatment and prevention of metastasis are lagging behind.