While there has been significant progress in early detection and treatment for primary breast cancer, advances in treatment and prevention of metastasis are lagging behind. It's a wily disease that works in mysterious ways. Metastatic cancer cells can lie dormant for years, even decades, only to "wake up" and find their way into different parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, brain or bones.
How to circumvent and stop metastasis is the most pressing question in cancer medicine today. And it's one the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is trying to answer.