USC Experts

Min Yu

Expert in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; cancer stem cells; circulating tumor cells; metastasis; liquid biopsy; genetics of cancer; cancer biomarkers; breast cancer; disease modeling.

October 22nd, 2019

Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading. Contact: Leigh Hopper, or (310) 308-0405 Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the primary site to invade other organs. Now, a USC study of brain-invading breast cancer cells circulating […]

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October 1st, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: USC experts share the latest research

Each year, about 245,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,200 in men. In addition, 41,000 women and 460 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. While deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. USC experts are […]