Zebrafish cancer genetics illuminate human breast cancers

May 8, 2017
What do zebrafish have to do with breast cancer? More than you'd think. A mutant variation, called "Casper," play a key role in Boston University professor Hui Feng's research on the subject. While they don't have breasts, they have other organs — lungs, hearts, brains, eyes, and blood vessels — that respond to cancer cells the same way that human systems do. Plus, they're see-through, so Feng can easily monitor their tumor growth and metastasis. Read more on Feng's breast cancer research, part of BU Today's series on the subject.

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