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New Gene Tests ID Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Chemo
Updated September 4, 2016 5:00 PM | Filed under: Health
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(UNDATED) - A new test could mean some breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of survival.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, for nearly half of the women in early-stage breast cancer, chemo may not be effective.

Researchers used mamma-print tests to measure the activity of genes that control the growth and spread of cancer. They were able to identify women at risk of the cancer reoccurring.



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