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August 23, 2019

PhD Candidate Kimberly Curtis - "Investigation of the Biochemical and Mechanical Cues Influencing Breast Cancer Metastasis to Trabecular Bone"

Over 90% of cancer-related deaths are due to metastases rather than the primary tumor. Bone is the most common site for breast cancer metastasis, and more than 70% of patients who die of breast cancer have bone metastases. The five-year survival rate in breast cancer patients with bone metastases is only 20%. Thus, a deeper understanding of how the bone environment influences cancer metastasis would provide information on possible prevention or treatment of the disease.

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