New Test May Help More Breast Cancer Pts Avoid Chemo, Queen Mary University of London, The Royal Marden NHS Foundation Trust, and The Institute of Cancer Research, London Study

Published: Jul 03, 2013

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A new genetic test for one of the most common forms of breast cancer will help doctors better identify those women who should be considered for chemotherapy, and those who can avoid it, say researchers. A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Mary University of London found that the test - called PAM50 - produced better long-term information than current methods for determining if a patient's breast cancer would return.

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