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IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference 2013 /
Gene expression test distinguishes between breast cancer patients at high or low risk of late recurrence

2nd - 4th May 2013

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Published: 14.05.13
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Prof Michael Gnant - Medical University of Vienna, Austria

A test that measures the expression levels of 58 genes in oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancers can effectively differentiate between patients who are at higher and lower risk for having their cancer recur elsewhere in the body more than five years after diagnosis, researchers report.

The new findings show that better individual risk prediction for women with these cancers is getting nearer, says study author Prof Michael Gnant from the Medical University of Vienna, talking at the 5th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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