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Innovative tech used in research leads to breakthrough in understanding breast cancer

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Updated: September 25, 2020 08:38 AM
Created: September 25, 2020 08:36 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Hormel Institute in Austin released new research that has led to a breakthrough in understanding breast cancer.
Dr. Robert Clarke, the executive director of The Hormel Institute, and four others published research about the importance of studying the different parts of breast tumors. The group used technology called "radiogenomics" to provide a non-invasive way to predict a breast cancer patient's outcome. 

The research group used the fast-evolving technology of radiogenomics. This innovative approach uses imaging technology linked to tumors' genetic profiles to provide a non-invasive means to predict a breast cancer patient's future outcome.

Normally insight into the tumor genome requires a biopsy- an invasive procedure, whereas radiogenomics is non-invasive.

"This study using radiogenomics is exciting because data such as this can provide potentially lifesaving information in predicting outcomes and directing treatments for breast cancer patients," said Dr. Clarke.

They say this can open the door to new therapies for treating cancer patients.

Nature Communications is an online only journal. The DOI for this paper is 10.1038/s41467-020-18703-2.   The article is available to view online at http://www.nature.com/ncomms.


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