Protein can predict survival from breast cancerBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7285.510/d (Published 03 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:510
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Scientists have identified a protein that may predict a woman's long term chances of surviving breast cancer. As levels of the protein can be easily measured early in the course of the disease, the discovery should help doctors to decide which women need more aggressive treatment, according to researchers.
Dr Bruce Turner of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and colleagues looked at 122 women with early stage breast cancer. They found that 82% of women who had tumours that …
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