Multigene Test Helping Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Chemotherapy

A new genetic test is allowing doctors to know whether their patient’s cancer is more or less likely to respond to chemotherapy.  Out of 89 breast cancer patients that received the test, doctors changed treatment decisions for 28 patients, 24 patients changed their own treatment decisions, including nine who decided to stop chemotherapy completely.

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