17
May

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism

Although great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, relapse is still a major issue that has defied investigation. A new study might pave the way to reducing relapse rates by identifying rogue cells earlier.

Cancer is no longer a death sentence; it is now possible to successfully treat a range of cancer types and, consequently, survival rates are on the up.

In breast cancer, for instance, the 5-year survival rate is 89 percent, and the 10-year survival rate is 83 percent. In fact, according to one study, the 10-year survival rate for breast cancer has tripled in the past 60 years.

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