Researchers are looking at whether platinums may work better than other types of chemotherapy for mutation carriers. Platinum therapies are used as standard first-line treatment for ovarian cancer but they are not usually used for breast cancer. A clinical trial known as the INFORM Study is looking at whether women with mutations who are newly-diagnosed with breast cancer respond better to platinum therapy compared with other chemotherapy. Results of this study could help us better understand the best chemotherapy treatment for BRCA-associated cancers.
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