New test predicts cancer relapse

A new, highly accurate genetic test that can predict whether some women with breast cancer will suffer a relapse is discovered.
The test is reported to be superior than an existing test, and has the potential to spare women at a very low risk of relapse of breast cancer from undergoing toxic chemotherapy.
ncreasingly, oncologists are zeroing in on the genetic underpinnings of cancer. For breast cancer, that means testing for things like the HER2/neu gene, and consequently tailoring a drug therapy like Herception for that type of disease. Read more…

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