Predicting Spread Of Breast Cancer To Reduce Over- And Under-Treatment Of The Disease

News — By on March 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has produced a test for metastasis that could help doctors precisely identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy.

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