New therapy may stop metastasis in triple-negative breast cancer
The oncoprotein MYC plays a role in promoting most human forms of cancer. Oncoproteins are produced by genes that promote cancer. Scientists have found that MYC encourages the proliferation of cancer cells and increases their survival. While MYC’s role in the development of tumors is clear, scientists are split on whether MYC promotes metastasis — the spread of tumors to other parts of a person’s body. Some scientists suggest MYC encourages this spread, while others indicate it inhibits the spread of tumors.