Thursday, December 25, 2008

"Chaos" within a breast cancer cell

The New York Times publishes a short piece today about how cancer cells have their DNA rearranged in odd ways, and the graph below illustrates scientists' identification of that rearrangement in a breast cancer cell. I just think it looks cool.


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Sagar said...

Heightened awareness of breast cancer risk in the past decades has led to an increase in the number of women undergoing mammography for screening, leading to detection of cancers in earlier stages and a resultant improvement in survival rates. Still, breast cancer is the most common cause of death in women between the ages of 45 and 55. Although breast cancer in women is a common form of cancer, male breast cancer does occur and accounts for about 1% of all cancer deaths in men.
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