Biopsy Of Recurrent Breast Cancer Can Alter Treatment

News — By on March 21, 2009 at 7:57 am

For women with recurrent breast cancer, the treatment the doctor chooses is usually based on the properties of their original breast cancer. A group from Toronto has recently completed the world’s first study that compared original breast cancer tumors with a biopsy of suspected tumors that recurred elsewhere in the body. Researchers found that the biopsy resulted in 20% of the women having a significant change in their treatment.

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