Chemotherapy may spread cancer, warn scientists

woman undergoes chemotherapy

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumors, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

The study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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More information: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism

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