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Extended Research Has Been Done On A Gene Test That Helps Some Breast-Cancer Patients Determine If They Can Safely Forgo Chemo

A gene test used to guide treatment for early-stage breast cancer proved effective in enabling certain women to safely forgo chemotherapy, in a study that illustrates how genomic information is reshaping cancer care. Researchers said the findings provide validation for the test, called Oncotype DX, which is already in use helping women decide whether chemotherapy …

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The Genes or the Jeans?

I am a menopausal 57-year old and my daughter is a stunning single 30 year old. We love to do lunch, shop and shmirshky talk. More often than not, we find ourselves showing up for lunch in the same outfit. My mother, who is now 90, always dresses fabulous, but we have never ever dressed similar. So is your fashion taste a function of your genes or your jeans?

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