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Requirement for Radiotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer Lowers

17th August 2023

A recent study conducted by McMaster University, BC Cancer, Hamilton Health Sciences, and the University of British Columbia suggests that some patients with minimal-risk breast tumours may not require radiotherapy following surgery.

The cancer subgroup that researchers concentrated on, luminal A, accounts for 60% of all instances of breast cancer identified each year. With this innovative method, radiation treatment following surgery can be avoided for a considerable number of women. By no longer requiring radiotherapy, the individuals can avoid the negative consequences of treatment and increase the availability of resources within the health care framework.

A straightforward, affordable, variant of a genetic test termed Ki67 was used to gauge the development pace of a female’s tumour and provided a numerical indication of the cancer’s risk status.

“This is a major advance in our treatment approach for breast cancer. With a better understanding of the molecular biology of breast cancer we can now identify women who do not need radiation.” Said Tim Whelan, Lecturer in the McMaster University Department of Oncology.

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