“Cured” Breast Cancer Patients With Tumor DNA in Blood: 12 Times Likelier to Relapse

A highly accurate blood test, which fishes the blood of breast cancer patients for circulating tumor DNA fragments, appears to predict who will relapse, according to a new prospective study in Science Translational Medicine.

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Promising early studies trying to predict risk of breast cancer relapse. To see the original reports related to this article go to: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/302/302ra133 and http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1213261