Monday, July 14, 2014

What is this finding worth in Breast cancer

Now we are learning that immunology could be prognostic in Breast cancer
pathologic finding of tumor infiltration by lymphocytes could announce susceptibility to
chemotherapy drugs...always ask now pathologist to describe lymphocyte infiltration of Breast cancer tissue!
Susman reported:
"For every 10% increase in stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes found in the breast cancer tissue, there is a corresponding 16% increase in the chance that a woman will achieve a pathological complete response to therapy (P=0.038), said Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, head of the Translational Breast Cancer Genomics Lab at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia."
Already Oncologists who neglected their Immunology are confronted by reality, we are entering immunology at a fast pace, read up!ASCO is cool with this!
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