'Magical' Gene Expression Tests | GenomeWeb

Gene expression profiling tests can help patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy treatments, but a new study of breast cancer patients in Canada suggests that many patients have a muddled understanding of how these tests work and may be likely to put faith in the results they want to hear.

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