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Hotspots of immune response to tumours can predict breast cancer progression, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1141 (Published 02 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1141
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A test that analyses hotspots of the immune response to tumour tissue offers a new approach to predicting survival and the response to treatment, a study of women with breast cancer has found.

Researchers analysed tumour samples from 245 women with oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer by using statistical software previously used for measuring spatial interactions in ecological and …

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