(Bloomberg) — An analysis of the most common uterine cancer suggests the disease should be reclassified into four categories that may help lead to more targeted treatments.
About a quarter of a group of women who would be thought to have a favorable outcome under traditional diagnosis, or 10% of all patients, actually have genetic changes suggesting they have a more serious disease and may be in need of more aggressive treatment, according to the research in the journal Nature. A second DNA study of cancer in the New England Journal of Medicine describes almost all the major mutations in acute myeloid leukemia.
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