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Medical News and Perspectives
July 25, 2007

Research Findings Point to Advances in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment

JAMA. 2007;298(4):389-390. doi:10.1001/jama.298.4.389

Chicago—Findings from several breast cancer clinical trials involving diagnostic imaging, radiation, and chemotherapy could lead to changes in screening and treatment options for women, according to researchers presenting data at the 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held here in June.

“We’ve really made tremendous progress in detecting and treating [breast] cancer,” said Julie Gralow, MD, assistant professor of oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle. The studies discussed at the conference “bring us even closer to the goal of getting the best possible results with the fewest side effects,” she added.

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