In , an entrepreneurial teammate at Under Armour was watching a family member fight a bitter battle with breast cancer. Having everything under one roof was not the case previously, and the journey that patients and their families would have to endure to address their needs was quite taxing. Under Armour teammate Bobby Jones, Sr. Ullrich connected the Joneses to a doctor at Johns Hopkins in , and Linda has been receiving treatment at the Skip Viragh Cancer Outpatient center since this May, when it opened.
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Real-time 3D confocal time-lapse movie of Twist1-expressing epithelial cells red invading into the surrounding extracellular matrix and then being restrained and pulled back by normal myoepithelial cells green. Credit: Katarina Sirka. Johns Hopkins researchers report they have demonstrated in mouse tissue grown in the lab that the cell layer surrounding breast milk ducts reaches out to grab stray cancer cells to keep them from spreading through the body. The findings reveal that this cell layer, called the myoepithelium, is not a stationary barrier to cancer invasion, as scientists previously thought, but an active defense against breast cancer metastasis. Most breast tumors begin in the cells that line the interior of breast milk ducts.
Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover Cellular Defense Against Breast Cancer
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Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in And the WHO blames these low survival rates in less developed countries on the lack of early detection programs, which result in a higher proporation of women presenting with late-stage disease. The problem is exacerbated by a lack of adequate diagnostic technologies and treatment facilities, according to the WHO. A group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduates believe they have found a solution.