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Jefferson And Burnham Institute Scientists Find Protein May Predict Long-Term Survival For Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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February 15, 2001
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Researchers at Jefferson Medical College believe they’ve found a novel protein “marker” that may predict the long-term survival of women with early breast cancer. They’ve shown that high levels of the protein BAG-1 correlate with a better chance of living disease-free longer and living longer overall.

Researchers at Jefferson Medical College believe they’ve found a novel protein “marker” that may predict the long-term survival of women with early breast cancer. They’ve shown that high levels of the protein BAG-1 correlate with a better chance of living disease-free longer and living longer overall. Bruce C. Turner, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, John C. Reed, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, and their colleagues at Yale University looked at 116 women with early-stage breast cancer, following them for an average of more than 12 years.


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