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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Lymph nodes harbor information on whether breast cancer will recur

Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 17:00:00 GMT

Source: Breast cancer often spreads through the lymph nodes in the arm pits (so-called axillary lymph nodes), and whether these lymph nodes are tumor-free or contain small metastases is an important factor in the decision of how aggressively to treat a patient. Peter Lee and colleagues (from Stanford University) now report in the open access journal PLoS Medicine that looking at the immune status of lymph nodes might teach us even more about a specific breast tumor... click link for more info.


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