Genetic test can help determine treatment for patients with smaller-sized tumors that have not spread to the lymph nodes
Most women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy, a new study finds.
determined that patients with smaller-sized tumors that had not spread
to the lymph nodes did just as well without chemo as those who got the
treatment, according to the study presented Sunday at the American
Society of Clinical Oncology meeting and published in the New England
Journal of Medicine.
Experts cautioned, however, that
the findings may not apply to those who have larger tumors or those with
cancer that has started to spread, or metastasize. More studies are
needed to look at those groups of women, they said. Read more.