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Cellular diversity in tumors may predict survival for some types of breast cancer

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/cellular-diversity-and-survival
Full article: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001961

Some tumors are made up of many different types of cells, while others contain generally the same cell type. This study found that among people with high-grade breast cancer, those who have tumors made up of many different cell types have a lower10-year survival rate than people with tumors containing only a single type of cells. This research is an early step towards developing a new test that can help physicians identify cancers that need more aggressive treatment, but more research is needed before it is ready for clinical use. (4/26/16)

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