Researchers may be able to predict women at risk for breast cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/7/09

Researchers may be able to predict women at risk for breast cancer

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A new microchip is able to detect the amount of estrogen in breast tissue. With that information, researchers believe they can predict which women are at risk for breast cancer and which therapies would work best in treating it. 

Researchers in Canada have developed the test that requires only a small sample of breast cells to get a result.  It works by using a microchip that removes contaminants and produce a pure estrogen sample.  This first study was small, but experts say it could be the start of a new era in hormone screening.

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