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Secondary breast and bowel cancers

Found to grow by piggy-backing on patients’ blood vessels rather than developing their own



Study links two genes to breast cancer survival

Research could be used to develop tests for aggressive breast cancers, or even to identify new targets for cancer treatment



Gene may worsen cancer outcome by speeding metabolism of drugs

The gene, called CYP3A7, is normally only active in infancy, but in some people it continues to be switched on into adulthood



Ecologically diverse breast cancers more likely to be deadly

Scientists develop test which combines methods used by ecologists with a cancer imaging technique to pick out cancerous cells from normal cells in tumours



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