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Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for 20% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States. Graduate student Eline Boghaert in the Nelson lab  used lattice-based computational modeling to explore the progression between classes of DCIS, and found that the balance between cell proliferation and cell death likely determines the final outcome.

Full story in http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003997

For more infomation about Professor Nelson's research please see The Tissue Morphodynamics Laboratory site.