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Metastasis occurs when cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body—the most dreaded event for a cancer patient. It is a mystery why some cells are able to travel through the body while others are not.

AACR’s annual meeting, the largest cancer research gathering in the world, attracts basic and clinical scientists, as well as representatives from industry, patient advocacy and governmental regulatory agencies.

On Tuesday, March 24, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt penned an op-ed in The New York Times revealing she had preventative surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and o

On Wednesday, March 18, The New York Times featured a front page story on a study published in this week’s "Journal of the American Medical Association" (JAMA). 

Research has fueled significant progress against breast cancer—the overall five-year survival rate for female breast cancer patients in the United States has increased from 75 percent in the mid-1970s to 90 percent today, according to the

On January 30th, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative: a focus on personalized medicine, which includes the consideration of an individual's variation in genes, lifestyle and environment.

While breast cancer outcomes have continued to improve and women are living longer after a breast cancer diagnosis, the goal of research has to be no diagnosis at all — preventing cancer from occurring in the first place.

Research has fueled advances in early detection, prevention and treatments that have had significant impact on breast cancer outcomes. Many women are living longer after diagnosis—there are nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today.