UNM researchers working on test to detect breast cancer earlier

  • December 23, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New Mexico.  Officials at UNM said the new blood test, also known as a liquid biopsy, may help catch the disease early, and give women the best chance of beating the disease.

“In other words, (the test) targets the cancer in the patient before it grows, before it spreads too much where basically the treatment is ineffective and the cancer becomes incurable,” Dr. Dario Marchetti said.  He is a Professor within the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  To the CDC’s comment, Dr. Marchetti added that breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the state of New Mexico.

REFERENCE:  K0B4; 03 SEP 2020; Patrick Hayes

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