Some Women With Breast Cancer Could Skip Chemo

Simple gene test can determine who

It may not be necessary for some women with early stage breast cancer to undergo chemotherapy. Research done for the National cancer Institute in the U.S. has identified a group of women whose cancers are so likely to respond to hormone-blocking drugs that adding chemo would do little if any good. These women had less than a one per cent chance of cancer recurring in the liver or lungs; they can be identified using a simple gene test.