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IRB Barcelona identifies the gene responsible for metastasis of breast cancer to the bone

Physicians currently have no tools to help them detect which breast cancer patients will suffer metastasis to the bone, a process that occurs in 15-20% of cases. A study led by ICREA researcher Roger Gomis at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published today in JNCI has uncovered a gene that allows breast cancer cells to invade bones and create new tumours, or to metastasize.