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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

News: BBC News - Seven classes of breast cancer test 'offers new hope' - yellow sub news blog

BBC News - Seven classes of breast cancer test 'offers new hope': "Writing in the British Journal of Cancer, the Nottingham researchers say it could help doctors tailor treatment better and boost survival rates.

Currently, two biomarkers are routinely screened for in breast tumours.

Last year researchers revealed that breast cancer can be divided into 10 different forms of the disease based on a patient's genetic make-up.

However, these can only be identified using detailed genetic profiling, which is costly and impractical for most patients.

Each cancer type has a different impact on survival rates, scientists report ."

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