Blood Test Could Help Doctors Treat Cancer

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KDKA) — A simple blood test could help doctors decide the best way to treat breast cancer patients.

Researchers at Georgetown found that measuring the number of tumor cells in the blood can predict whether the disease is getting better or worse.

The test, called CTC, may help doctors find out if the treatment they chose for their patient is working.

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