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Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

Xian Chen, PhD
UNC Lineberger's Xian Chen, PhD

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have developed a method to identify patients with aggressive breast cancer that goes beyond the more familiar method of classifying a cancer based on tumor size, spread, tumor subtype, or molecular subtype. The ultimate goal of this work is to provide clinicians with critical information regarding patient response to treatment.

This work was supported in part by a Translational Team Science Award to Xian Chen, PhD and Kristalyn Gallagher, DO titled, "Proteogenomic discovery of patient-specific, phenotypic markers for early diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma." The Translational Team Science Award is a partnership between the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS.

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