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Blood test could quickly predict if the drug palbociclib will help breast cancer patients

19:00 EST 28 Feb 2018 | AAAS

(Medical Research Council) A new study has found a blood test for cancer DNA could predict if a woman is responding to the breast cancer drug palbociclib, months earlier than current tests. Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, say the test could detect in two to three weeks whether the drug is working, although they caution the results need replicating before they are used clinically. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council.

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