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Syndecan-1 facilitates breast cancer metastasis to the brain.

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Summary of "Syndecan-1 facilitates breast cancer metastasis to the brain."

Although survival rates for patients with localized breast cancer have increased, patients with metastatic breast cancer still have poor prognosis. Understanding key factors involved in promoting breast cancer metastasis is imperative for better treatments. In this study, we investigated the role of syndecan-1 (Sdc1) in breast cancer metastasis.

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Name: Breast cancer research and treatment
ISSN: 1573-7217
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Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.

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