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Breast cancer

29 September 2010

Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

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"Triple-negative breast cancers currently lack therapeutic targets and are managed with conventional chemotherapy," study author Dr. Agnieszka K. Witkiewicz, an associate professor of pathology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, explained in a news release.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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