Conceptual image showing fragmented X chromosomes
How Chaos in Chromosomes Helps Drive Cancer Spread
A new link between inflammation and rampant chromosomal abnormalities reveals novel strategies to treat diverse malignancies.
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How Chaos in Chromosomes Helps Drive Cancer Spread
How Chaos in Chromosomes Helps Drive Cancer Spread

A new link between inflammation and rampant chromosomal abnormalities reveals novel strategies to treat diverse malignancies.

A new link between inflammation and rampant chromosomal abnormalities reveals novel strategies to treat diverse malignancies.

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chromothripsis

Infographic showing how bursting micronuclei promote cancer
Infographic: Chromosome Errors Cause Micronuclei and Drive Cancer
Samuel F. Bakhoum | Mar 1, 2022
When micronuclei rupture, chromosomes break, recombine, and form circles, causing inflammation and promoting carcinogenic growth.