Figuur 1 Jelle Wesseling Dcis

Derailed offspring or malignant newcomers?


Non-invasive 'breast cancer' has long been assumed to be a precursor of invasive breast cancer that follows. But new findings indicate that around 1 in 5 of these subsequent cancers are unrelated to the initial lesion and are instead new primary tumors. These findings are highly relevant for understanding precursor biology and developing the right treatment strategies.

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