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Key breast cancer molecule found

Breast cancer patients could avoid potentially unnecessary surgery and radiotherapy as a result of new research in London.

Barts Cancer Institute has discovered how to identify potentially aggressive cells in a certain type of breast cancer which affects thousands of people every year.

It means they could receive more targeted treatment in future.

Professor Louise Jones from the institute talks about the treatment while Laura Simons, who had a mastectomy, said the test would mean the prospect of surgery would be reduced for many women.

  • 04 Dec 2013
  • From the section London
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