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CNN News June 3, 2018

Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says | CNN

About 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according a study.

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N Engl J Med JUNE 3, 2018

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by a 21-Gene Expression Assay in Breast Cancer

JA Sparano et al

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and chemoendocrine therapy had similar efficacy in women with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer wh …

N Engl J Med SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

Prospective Validation of a 21-Gene Expression Assay in Breast Cancer

JA Sparano et al

Among patients with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancer who met established guidelines for the recommendation of adjuvant chemo …

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