Researchers at the University of Virgina have developed a wonderful three-dimensional model that displays a startling visualization of the growth of breast tissue in its earliest stages. This revolutionary model will give them an indepth look at the beginnings of breast cancer.
The August 1 issue of Genes & Development described the work in detail. The study is being conducted at the UVA Health System and ongoing research has a good chance of leading to the development of efficacious drugs to treat breast cancer, as well as personalised medications.
This scientific milestone will help researchers to accurately replicate the early growth of breast tissue otuside the body. It will also help the how breast cancer begins in the first place. Since about 90 percent of all breast cancer cases begin in the ducts of the breast, knowing in what way the cancer forms is vital to the development of imporved therapies.