A new report published by Private MD Labs discusses the research that has determined that women that have inflammation in their body such as arthritis may lead to the spread of breast cancer cells.
Women with an inflammatory disease my want to see lab testing for breast cancer. The article states that prior studies in mice have shown that individuals with arthritis are
more likely to develop breast cancer. The new findings are among the
first to show that this inflammatory joint condition may play a role in
the spread of tumor cells throughout the body.
For the study,
researchers from the University of North Carolina studied the effects of
breast cancer in mice bred to have arthritis. The results showed that
these mice were more likely to have tumor cells spread to the lungs and
bones. Pro-inflammatory molecules associated with the joint condition
appeared to play a role in the metastasis.
implications of this research are huge," said lead researcher Lopamudra
Das Roy. "We already have data that show that women with breast cancer
and arthritis have lower survival as compared with women with breast
cancer and no arthritis.
Das Roy added that the finding could help researchers find new drug targets that prevent the spread of breast cancer.