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New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment
Date:2/27/2009

otherapy, which suggests that women with this good-prognosis type of breast cancer can forgo chemotherapy in favor of hormone-based therapy, they said. Among poor-prognosis types of breast cancer, they found that basal-like was the most sensitive to chemotherapy and luminal B the least sensitive.

The study was published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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The American Cancer Society has more about breast cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Washington University in St. Louis, news release, February 2009


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