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Personalizing breast cancer treatment
Physicians at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are changing the future of breast cancer treatment by moving away from immediate surgery followed by chemotherapy. In a groundbreaking clinical study, they gave anti-estrogen therapy before surgery to women with hormone-positive breast cancer. Then, by analyzing a set of tumor markers, they can identify which women need chemotherapy after surgery and which can do well without chemotherapy.
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