Potential for prediction of progression for early form of breast cancer

15 abril 2015

Scientists have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a precursor of breast cancer where the cancerous cells are contained within the milk-making ducts. Without treatment, commonly a combination of breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy, up to a half of patients will have their disease come back, either as DCIS or as invasive breast cancer.