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A new study published in Nature says breast cancer should be split into 10 separate subtypes, reports BBC News' James Gallagher. The international groups of researchers analyzed the genomes and transcriptomes of 2,000 breast tumors, and developed a method for molecular stratification of the disease, based on their findings. "Researchers compared breast cancer to a map of the world.

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