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Genetic test may lead to more effective chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer

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A major clinical trial has reported that women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer who have faults in their BRCA genes do much better on the chemotherapy drug carboplatin than standard treatment.

In this study, the researchers discovered that advanced ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer patients who have inherited a BRCA mutation are twice as likely to benefit from carboplatin as docetaxel.

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