Mar 30, 2021

Researchers Find The Gene Responsible For One of The Deadliest Breast Cancer Types

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a gene responsible for a particularly aggressive type of hormone-sensitive breast cancer which has tragically low survival rates.

“Hopefully this will dramatically improve the poor outcomes these patients currently suffer,” said Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research epigeneticist Pilar Blancafort.

It’s hard to overstate just how different cancers can be from one another. Even under the umbrella of ‘breast cancer’ lie several types, such as hormone receptor sensitive, HER2 positive, or non-hormone sensitive breast cancer; within those groups, there are even more types that can respond to treatments differently from one another.

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