n South African Medical Journal - Genetic profiling in breast cancer : editorials
|Article Title||Genetic profiling in breast cancer : editorials|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
Of women with early breast cancer who receive chemotherapy 70 - 80% do not benefit from the treatment, but 1 - 5% with an 'excellent' prognosis experience recurrence and should have been given the benefit of the extra therapy. More accurate markers are needed to reflect the disease prognosis and predict response to treatment.
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