A new study has been conducted by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, which reveals that softer tumours may contribute to the more aggressive spread of triple-negative breast cancer.

The study found that tumours with a softer consistency tend to exhibit increased metastasis or spread to other parts of the body. This finding suggests that tumour stiffness could serve as a potential biomarker for predicting the aggressiveness of triple-negative breast cancer. Understanding the relationship between tumour properties and metastasis could lead to new strategies for managing this challenging form of breast cancer.