Early Detection and Regular Mammograms Still The Best Way To Save Lives

A Netherlands team of researchers has concluded after a large study conducted from 1999-2012, that early detection of breast cancer with regular mammograms is still the best way to save lives. The team studied nearly 174,000 cases of breast cancer. Before 2006, the breast cancer survival rate in the Netherlands was 91%. After 2006, the […]

New Test Can Predict Chemo Treatment

According to a large, long-term study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a test called the OncotypeDX can accurately predict whether a breast cancer patient should receive chemotherapy as part of her treatment. The OncotypeDX text examines 21 genes in tumor biopsies and assigns a score of 0 to 100 based on […]