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Featured review: Cancer stem cell metabolism

Even though cancer is now viewed as a stem cell disease, there is still no consensus on the metabolic characteristics of these cells. This review by Maria Peiris-Pagès et al. summarizes the latest findings and discoveries on cancer stem cell metabolism.


  1. Content type: Research Article


    Authors: Jia Yu, Bo Qin, Ann M. Moyer, Jason P. Sinnwell, Kevin J. Thompson, John A. Copland III, Laura A. Marlow, James L. Miller, Ping Yin, Bowen Gao, Katherine Minter-Dykhouse, Xiaojia Tang, Sarah A. McLaughlin, Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Anthony Schweitzer, Yan Lu…

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Featured Thematic Series - Lobular Breast Cancer

This special series takes a translational view of lobular breast cancer, from bedside to bench and back. The second most common breast cancer subtype, lobular breast cancer displays many unique molecular and clinical properties. Leaders in the field explore the molecular biology, pathology, risk factors, imaging, treatment and prognosis of this breast cancer.

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Aims and scope

Breast Cancer Research is an international, peer-reviewed online journal, publishing original research, reviews, editorials and reports. Open access research articles of exceptional interest are published in all areas of biology and medicine relevant to breast cancer, including normal mammary gland biology, with special emphasis on the genetic, biochemical, and cellular basis of breast cancer. In addition to basic research, the journal publishes preclinical, translational and clinical studies with a biological basis, including Phase I and Phase II trials.


Lewis Chodosh, University of Pennsylvania, USA

 Breast Cancer Research Image Competition 2017

© Overall winner (2016) – Dr Victoria Cookson, Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Sheffield, UK

This year's scientific breast cancer image competition - in partnership with the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now - has closed; many thanks to the participants who submitted their amazing work! Stay tuned as we announce the winner in the next few weeks!

© Collagen ultrastructure in high mammographic density breast tissue by Dr James McConnell

Interested in the story behind the 2016 submission above​​​​​​​? Read more here.

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