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Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy

Breast cancer cells do not undergo a commonly accepted transformation in order to spread to distant organs such as the lungs, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have found in a new study. This discovery may settle a longstanding debate about how cancers spread, the investigators say, and may profoundly change the way many forms of the disease are treated.

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