Many breast cancer patients can now skip chemo, groundbreaking study finds

Many breast cancer patients can now skip chemo, groundbreaking study finds

Across the European Union, we have seen positive results for breast cancer care as more women are being diagnosed and treated earlier, leading to higher survival rates.

The study enrolled 10,273 women who had the most common type of breast cancer (hormone-receptor positive, HER2 negative) that had not spread to lymph nodes. Previous studies demonstrated that patients with low scores (10 or lower) did not need chemotherapy, while women with high scores (above 25) did require and benefit from chemotherapy.The new study examined the majority of women who fall in the intermediate range of 11 to 25.

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"A lot of work needs to be done, but the potential exists for a paradigm shift in cancer therapy - a unique drug for every cancer patient", he said.

"I, as an oncologist on Monday in clinic, will offer less chemotherapy that will not be of benefit to patients and that is very reassuring to know that when I am offering patients chemotherapy they are likely to benefit from it".

The test is performed on tumor samples after surgery, to determine if chemo would benefit a patient.

Doctors at the U.S. National Cancer Institute concluded that Perkins wouldn't survive with conventional therapy and as a result picked her for a radical new therapy which harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.

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"If confirmed in a larger study, it promises to further extend the reach of this T-cell therapy to a broader spectrum of cancers", said Tom Misteli, director of CCR at NCI.

Patients were randomly assigned to receive chemotherapy followed by hormonal therapy or hormone therapy alone.

The study did note that these findings may not apply to premenopausal women.

"These are responses that are unlike anything we have seen in the past for non-small-cell lung cancer", said lead author Gilberto Lopes, a medical oncologist at the University of Miami Health Center.

"It feels miraculous, and I am beyond amazed that I have now been free of cancer for two years", Ms Perkins said.

The Oncotype DX genetic test has been available on the NHS since 2013, but the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is now updating its guidance on whether it should be recommended for use. "I've been anxious for a long time about unnecessary treatment for cancer, and unnecessary side effects from chemotherapy".

Researchers at the US National Cancer Institute gave the experimental treatment, which has since been licensed to Gilead Sciences Inc., to a 49-year-old woman whose cancer came roaring back after a decade in remission.

"I think it's been well spent", Singer said of the stamp proceeds. The most common chemotherapeutic regimens used to treat women in the dual, chemoendocrine therapy group were either a docetaxel-cyclophosphamide regimen or anthracycline-containing regimens.

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