Medical Hallelujah: 70% of Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy

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According to American Society of Clinical Oncology, 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of breast might not need chemotherapy.

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Source: Everyday Health

Ill women might skip chemo

Nearly 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of breast might not need chemotherapy, according to American Society of Clinical Oncology stated at the meeting in Chicago this week.

The study analyzed how well a widely used genetic test assessed risk and came up with the following statement:

“These data confirm that using a 21-gene expression test to assess the risk of recurrence can spare women unnecessary treatment if the test indicates that chemotherapy is not likely to provide benefit,” lead author Dr. Joseph A. Sparano stated.

“I’ve been worried for a long time about unnecessary treatment for , and unnecessary side effects from chemotherapy,” stated Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Society.

Breast is widely spread all around the world. Risks of caused by hormonal contraception were well-known and widely discussed before. A recent study showed that women who are using hormonal birth control methods appeared to have up to 20 percent higher risk of breast .

Recently, Google introduced an “intelligent” microscope, which, based on artificial intelligence and Augmented Reality technology, can conduct a fairly accurate diagnosis of .

A team of scientists from Google Brain is responsible for the invention of the technology. The new device, in addition to AR and AI technology, is based on a standard optical light microscope.

The platform allows for real-time analysis of the image and the results of recognition of the cells. The refresh rate of the image is 10 frames per second, which is quite enough for diagnostics.


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Medical Hallelujah: Majority of Women with Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy as Part of Treatment
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Medical Hallelujah: Majority of Women with Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy as Part of Treatment
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According to American Society of Clinical Oncology, 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy. 
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