4 Types of Breast Cancer ID’d

    Image #: 4646335    Heather Christian waits in an OHSU examination room. to discuss her double mastectomy and reconstruction with doctors.     The Oregonian /Landov

    Rob Finch, The Oregonian / Landov

    Scientists have broken down breast cancer into four distinct types in a landmark study that could lead to new approaches to treating the disease in a new study published Monday. The study, part of a large federal project known as the Cancer Genome Atlas, represents the first time researchers have broken down the genetics of a disease that kills tens of thousands of women a year. “This is the road map for how we might cure breast cancer in the future,” said researcher Dr. Matthew Ellis. But researchers are still cautions: although they indicated that the study will have direct implications for women who suffer from breast cancer, translating the findings into treatments may take time.

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