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This Week in Cancer Cell


In Cancer Cell this week, researchers in China and Massachusetts say the production of the cytokine CCL18 from tumor-associated macrophages promotes breast cancer metastasis via the PITPNM3 receptor. Breast tumor-associated macrophages produce CCL18, and its expression in blood or cancer stroma is associated with metastasis and reduced survival, the authors write.

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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.