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A Cancer Cell’s Achilles Heel

The majority of women who die from breast cancer don’t die from the primary malignancy. They die when the aggressive cancer metastasizes, spreading rapidly throughout the body and forming new tumors in the bone, lungs and brain.

“Unfortunately, there are not any therapeutics out there that address metastasis,” says Tufts cell biologist Michael Forgac. “It’s a huge unmet clinical need.”