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Breast Cancer Biomarkers


Breast Cancer Biomarkers

Aug 25, 2023

Debu Tripathy, MD, explains what breast cancer biomarkers are and how doctors use them to make treatment decisions.

Biomarkers are molecules that help doctors distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy cells. In general, there are three broad categories of breast cancer biomarkers:

  • biomarkers that every breast cancer is tested for
  • biomarkers that may be tested for, depending on the characteristics of the cancer
  • biomarkers that are being studied

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Tripathy explain:

  • biomarker tests that are always done
  • biomarker tests that might be done, the types of breast cancer they’re done on, as well as when they’re done and why they’re done
  • experimental biomarkers and how they might be used

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