Sudbury hospital develops new breast cancer detection techniques
Staff at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North hospital may have found a way that lets breast cancer patients live longer. They’ve developed a test that measures which patients respond best to chemotherapy treatment and which ones don’t. Knowing which treatments work best for the patient from the outset can potentially improve the person’s survival rate and quality of life. Staff tested their procedure on 85 patients and believe they’ve developed a method other hospitals may use in the future.