Latebreaker: Skip the Chemo: Landmark Findings about Breast Cancer

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not need any chemotherapy. That’s the treatment-transforming finding from just-published research in The New England Journal of Medicine, which drew on more than 10,000 women for the study. By analyzing the genetics of tumor samples removed during surgery, doctors were able to distinguish between those who might gain additional benefit from chemo, with all of its toxic side effects, and those who could safely skip it. Joined by the CEO of the American Cancer Society, one of the lead authors of the study talks about its conclusions and how they will change standards of care.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

Watch and Listen: Health

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