Brain metastases genetically distinct

Brain metastases are frequently genetically distinct from the primary tumours that produced them, neuro-oncologist Dr Priscilla Brastianos has told delegates at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna.

Analysing tissue samples from 104 people with metastatic brain cancers, Dr Brastianos and her team found key differences in the genetics of the primary tumour and the brain cancer cells in every patient.

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