Tuesday, 12 July 2016

New Genetic Test Could Help Women With Breast Cancer Avoid Chemotherapy

New Genetic Test Could Help Women With Breast Cancer Avoid Chemotherapy
Great that these tests are ongoing in finding a solution to stop the spread of cancer in the breast.  It would be wonderful if women could avoid the dreaded Chemotherapy which, albeit can stop the spread of cancer, does seriously undermine the Immune System from which it can take years to recover.


More women with breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy if doctors switched to a new genetic test, research shows.

The EndoPredict test can more accurately predict whether a woman's cancer will spread around the body than the standard test used on the NHS.

It also can produce results in just a few days compared to around 14 days for the current test, Oncotype DX, which has to be posted to the the US.

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