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UCSF find predicts severity of breast cancer
San Francisco Chronicle

UCSF researchers have found a way to predict whether women with the earliest form of breast cancer are likely to develop deadly tumors – a significant discovery that might save women who aren’t at high risk from getting life-altering and unnecessary treatment.

More than 60,000 women every year are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, in which the early cancer cells are localized to the milk ducts.

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