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Biopsies for metastasis are useful since cancer cells undergo mutations. New article

New Flower
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very interesting. Cancer cells undergo mutations and develop resistance. That is why metastatic tumors could have variations from primary. Please watch explanation: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741103

Ding L, Ellis MJ, Shunqiang L, et al. Genome remodelling in a basal-like breast cancer metastasis and xenograft. Nature. 2010;464:999-1005. Available at: www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/20393555 Accessed April 21, 2011.

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