Gene test to accurately predict breast cancer developed
Oct 10 2017
It is not only women who are suffering from breast cancer but men too need to be aware of breast cancer as they too are likely to suffer from the disease. Much of the research has been done on "gut" microbiomes, or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
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Research from Cleveland Clinic in the USA took the first step towards understanding the composition of the bacteria in breast cancer by uncovering distinct microbial differences in healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The commercialization of this new gene test though, will help patients narrow down the level of risk by adopting preventive surgery. "So do your self exams (but also) get a mammogram".
"In our wildest dreams, we hope we can use microbiomics right before breast cancer forms and then prevent cancer with probiotics or antibiotics", he said.
Cancer charities said it would have a genuine impression on women and spearhead to fewer being distinguished with the disease.
The study examined tissues from 78 patients undergoing a mastectomy for invasive carcinoma or elective cosmetic breast surgery. In addition, they examined urine and bacteria in the mouth to determine the bacterial composition of these distant sites in the body.
As reported by The Washington Post, breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study.
Contrary to the western world where breast cancer is common after the age of 50 years, the highest incidence of breast cancer in India is between the ages of 40 and 50 years, said Raghu Ram.
Breast cancer death rates declined nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.