The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

"Wrong" type of connective tissue cells gives worse prognosis for breast cancer

Olika sorters fibroblaster - infärgade med olika färger - i brösttumörvävnad: Bild av Chris Madsen, Lunds universitet

In some cancers, connective tissue is formed around and within the tumor. A hypothesis, which has not been proven so far, is that there are several different types of connective tissue cells that have different functions and which can thus affect tumor development in different ways. But now a research group at Lund University has identified three different types of connective tissue cells, and in breast cancer patients studies found that two of these are linked to a worse forecast.

Read full article here