Breast Cancer Breakthrough May Have Been Found In Connecticut

...She said she went looking for new early indicators of an increased risk and and she may have found one by doing complex genetic aging tests on tissue samples from cancer patients and healthy women.

When she charted out the comparison, the results were clear.

“We were able to determine that the tissue marker in the women with breast cancer was older, if you will, it was aging prematurely, compared to women without breast cancer,” Hofstatter said.

If the trend continues in expanded studies, then they’ll look for a way to quickly test for prematurely aging breast tissue.

Hofstatter said she wants to make cancer screening more like how the risk of heart disease is tracked.

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