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Month: July 2016

Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Tobacco Control Research

One of the biggest dangers we face in public health is prematurely declaring victory over a major health threat. Nowhere is that more true than in the case of tobacco use.

Smoking rates have dropped precipitously over the past several decades—a monumental achievement that resulted from implementing evidence based policies and programs, such as increasing tobacco taxes, implementing comprehensive smoke-free laws, and efforts to help smokers to quit.

Mouse Study Illuminates the Spread of Breast Cancer to Bone

By tracking the spread of breast cancer cells in mice, researchers have identified two proteins that may regulate the movement of breast cancer cells into and out of bone marrow.

A protein called E-selectin may allow breast cancer cells to enter certain regions of the bone marrow, and another protein, CXCR4, may help breast cancer cells remain within the bone, according to the study results.

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