Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene

13:23 EDT 22 Sep 2016 | Yahoo News

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Variations in a gene involved in so-called circadian rhythms that control everything from cell division to sleep may also promote the spread of breast cancer to other organs, a new study suggests. In mouse studies, researchers showed how having slightly different versions of gene called Arntl2 can aid the spread of cancer cells. When they analyzed the genes of breast cancer patients, they also found that at least one version of Arntl2 was indeed linked to how long the women survived disease-free.

Original Article: Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene


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