The first test for recurrence of breast cancer

by Annalisa Lista - 2015.08.28
The first test for recurrence of breast cancer
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A special blood test will be able to predict who is at risk of a recurrence after recovery from breast cancer. The revolutionary discovery, developed by the UK's Institute for Cancer Research, will allow thousands of women to avoid unnecessary treatment – and the accompanying side effects – if they are found not to be at risk. The test, currently being trialled, has already achieved excellent results on the sample of women who tried it. It succeeded in identifying about eight months in advance when cancer cells would return, based on analysis of some genetic mutations in the blood.

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